NBA Betting Odds and Predictions: San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls
San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls
Monday, 2/11/13, 8:00 PM EST, TV: NBATV
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San Antonio has won 12 of its last 13 games, including a 111-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets as 2.5-point road favorites Sunday night, while going OVER the total for a second consecutive contest. The Spurs were led by point guard Tony Parker on the offensive end, as he scored 29 points and dished out 11 assists despite playing without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. “I think he should be in the conversation for any award that’s going to be given,” stated Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. The team is 18-10 overall on the road, including a 10-3 mark versus Eastern Conference opponents. San Antonio is 6-3 ATS when playing on back-to-back days, which is important to consider when making your NBA expert picks Monday night.
The Spurs have lost four of their last five meetings with the Bulls, but they haven’t met during the 2012-13 season. San Antonio ranks second in shooting 48.8 percent from the floor, while sitting behind only three teams in scoring 104.2 points per game. Injuries would bother numerous teams around the NBA, but it’s important to note that this club has used 12 different starters this year.
Chicago will try to win back-to-back games for the first time in February, as it comes off a 93-89 victory over the Utah Jazz as 4.5-point road underdogs last Friday, while going UNDER the posted total of 184. “We needed to bounce back,” commented Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The Bulls are third in the NBA in allowing just 91.7 points per game, but they’ve surrendered an average of 109.3 over their last three affairs. Chicago is 7-19 ATS at home, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page.
The Bulls are 15-11 overall at the United Center, but have garnered a losing 5-6 mark versus Western Conference foes. Chicago has relied heavily on role players over the last few weeks due to injuries, which has allowed Jimmy Butler to flourish in his last 13 games, averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds in that span.
Sports bettors will likely play the total in this affair, as the UNDER is 8-1 in the last nine meetings in this series.
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