Looking to win big? The Bulls and Suns face off at 9:00 ET on NBCS. The Suns are hosting the game at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 228.5 points, and the Suns are favored to win at home against the Bulls.
The Bulls have won two straight games and are 21-23 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 9th place and 4th in the Central Division.
As the underdog, the Bulls are 8-16 this season and have lost four straight games against the spread as the underdog. Today, they are getting 5.5 points on the spread and have an ATS record of 22-21.
Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 22-21-1, and their games have averaged 222.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 228.5.
In their last game, the Bulls defeated the Grizzlies by a score of 125-96. The over/under line for that game was 215, and the Bulls covered the spread as 7.5-point favorites.
In their most recent game, the Bulls scored 125 points vs. the Grizzlies while shooting 51.6% from the field and going 17/21 from the free throw line. Over their last three games, the Bulls have an effective field goal percentage of 54.5% compared to their season-long EFG of 52% (26th). In their last five games, the Bulls are shooting 36.9% from three, which is 18th in the league.
Currently, the Bulls’ defense holds the 9th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.0 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Bulls’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.5% and allowing 36.1% from beyond the arc.
In their last game, the Suns defeated the Pacers by a score of 117-110. The O/U line for that game was 246 points, and Phoenix was favored by 7 points going into the game.
Phoenix has now won five straight games and is 24-18 on the season, which is good for 7th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, the Suns are 16-14 compared to 8-4 against the East.
On the season, the Suns have an O/U record of 22-20, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 228.5 points, which is lower than their season average of 230.6.
Against the spread, the Suns are 15-26 overall and 7-16 at home. As the favorite, their ATS record is 10-19, and they have been favored in 30 of their 42 games.
Phoenix is currently 2nd in the Pacific Division and is favored by 5.5 points against the Bulls. In the Western Conference, they are 7th.
In their most recent game vs. the Pacers, the Suns offense put up 117 points. Overall, they shot 57.3% from the field and hit 8 three-pointers. As they prepare for their next game, Kevin Durant is leading the team in scoring with 29.2 PPG. Devin Booker is also averaging 27 PPG.
On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 114.2 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 112 points per contest (22nd). Phoenix’s defense is currently forcing 13.9 turnovers per game, which is 23rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 6th in blocked shots, with an average of 6 rejections per game.
Last season, the Bulls and Suns did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Suns have the leg up at 3-0. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 234 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0. As the host vs. the Bulls, the Suns have gone 1-2 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Bulls in Arizona
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Suns to secure the win, with an expected final score of 117-111. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -5.5. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 228.5, and our model projects the Bulls and Suns to reach a combined total of 228 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -5.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 228.5