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    Oklahoma City Thunder versus Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-24-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 32-23 Chicago Bulls will travel to face the 40-15 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the ESPN.

    The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -8 ½ points with an over under line of 196 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The teams went head to head back on November 8th with the Thunder posting the 97-91 road win against the Bulls as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 190 ½ points.

    The Bulls have a road record of 17-10 on the season. After an embarrassing 86-76 home loss to Miami on Thursday night the Bulls take out their frustrations on Friday night on the Charlotte Bobcats as they post the 105-75 road win as a -7 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 185 points. The Bulls posted the 51-37 lead at the half. Chicago shot 50.6% from the floor along with 5 of 14 coming from three. They held the hapless Bobcats to 33.3% shooting. Taj Gibson came off the bench for 17 points and 6 rebounds on 8 of 11 shooting for the Bulls. The Bulls have struggled offensively this season in the bottom third in the NBA in points scored, field goal and three point shooting without Derrick Rose in the lineup. They have gotten by with good defense but that doesn’t work for Chicago when they step up and face the higher echelon teams.

    Oklahoma City has a home mark of 24-4 on the current campaign. They break a three game losing streak after a 127-111 home win against the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -14 point betting favorite. The game ended over 205 points. The Thunder enjoyed a 57.8% shooting game with 9 of 14 coming from three. They pulled down nine more rebounds than Minnesota and OKC allowed the Timberwolves 48.2% shooting. Good thing the Thunder rebounded and shot well as they committed 18 turnovers. The Thunder has not played intense defense of late as the club has given up 109 or more points over their past four games with three of those games resulting in losses. OKC is the top scoring offense, top three point shooting and top free throw shooting team in the NBA.