Both teams will be on a back to back when the 26-16 Chicago Bulls hit the road to face the 10-31 Washington Wizards in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Washington is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA TV.
The odds from this pro basketball contest will come out on Saturday afternoon as Bulls forward Luol Deng is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.
The teams met back on December 29th and it was the Bulls with the 87-77 home win against the Wizards as a -11 point betting favorite. The game ended under 180 ½ points.
The Bulls have a road mark of 12-5 on the year. The Bulls make it three straight wins following a 103-87 home win on Friday night against the Golden St Warriors as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 189 points. Chicago started quickly with the 31-13 lead after one quarter. The Bulls shot over 46% from the floor along with 9 of 20 from the three point line. They crush the Warriors on the glass by a 56-37 margin. Kirk Hinrich had 25 points and 4 assists on 8 of 11 shooting. The Bulls are forced to play outstanding defense without Derrick Rose in the lineup. The team is 3rd in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 91 points a game.
Washington is 6-13 on their home court. They have won six of nine games off a 114-101 home win on Friday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed over 187 ½ points. The Wizards shot over 57% from the field in the win and made 8 of 17 three pointers. Jordan Crawford off the bench had 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting. Washington is showing improved offense with John Wall back in the lineup as they look to improve on their 91 point per game average which is 29th in the NBA.