Friday night’s NBA game between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards will take place at Capital One Arena in the capital of our country. After that, it’s a good opportunity to look at our NBA oddsseries, which is presented below and includes a Bulls-Wizards prediction and pick.
Chicago defeated Miami 116-108 to claim win on opening night. After finishing the regular season with an impressive 46-36 record and sixth place in the Eastern Conference, Chicago fell to the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs in a five-game sweep.
Washington also triumphed in their first game of the year, defeating Indiana 114–107. With a poor 35-47 record, 12th place in the Eastern Conference, and no chance of making the playoffs, Washington concluded the 2021–22 season. The heyday of John Wall is long gone.
Thanks to FanDuel, here are the Bulls-Wizards NBA odds.
NBA Odds: Bulls-Wizards Odds
Bulls of Chicago: +2.5 (-114)
Wizards of Washington: -2.5 (-106)
Over: 222 (-110) (-110)
Under: 222 (-110)
Why The Bulls Could Cover The Spread
It’s fantastic news for any Chicago Bulls fan that DeMar DeRozan is now in his second season with the team. DeRozan did not let the team down in his rookie year, averaging 27.9 points per game for the playoff squad last year. DeRozan had an explosive first game, scoring 37 points on a 64% shooting clip. In addition, DeRozan had two steals, nine assists, and six rebounds. DeRozan finished the night with a total of +13. Second on the squad in scoring with seventeen points, Ayo Dosunmu also had six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
The team’s most outstanding stat line may have come from Nikola Vucevic, who had fifteen points and seventeen (!!!) rebounds, including five on the offensive glass. Vucevic led the squad in that category by finishing the night at +16. Goran Dragic scored twelve points in just nineteen minutes, making all four of his field goals from beyond the arc. Dragic made an astounding 80% of his shots from behind the arc. In their season opener, Chicago forced twelve steals, which significantly contributed to their victory.
Why The Wizards Could Cover The Spread
For the time being, Bradley Beal is here to stay, meaning Washington has the superstar they need to succeed. In the team’s debut, Beal led the way with 23 points, six assists, and five rebounds. Despite a dismal 29 percent shooting percentage from outside the arc, Beal still managed to shoot 53 percent. Kyle Kuzma, one of two Wizards to record a double-double in game one, added 22 points and 13 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis, who contributed fifteen points and 10 rebounds, was the second player on the team to record a double-double. Porzingis added two blocks and three assists as well.
In the first game, Washington stopped eleven shots collectively. In addition to his twelve points, Daniel Gafford also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a shot. Monte Morris recorded an incredible +17 rating in just 21 minutes, tallying seven points, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals. In 25 minutes, Will Barton scored an additional 14 points while making 67 percent of his three-point attempts. In their debut, Washington grabbed 51 rebounds and made 42% of their field goal attempts. The group had ten blocks and five steals on defence, restricting Indiana to to 107 points. 107 points is a remarkable accomplishment in a league where offensive rules.
Final Bulls-Wizards Prediction & Pick
I believe DeRozan has the power to control the outcome of this contest and lead his team to victory.
Final pick and prediction for the Bulls-Wizards game: Chicago +2.5 (-114), over 222. (-110)
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