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Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/15/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1-15-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/15/2021 – The Oklahoma City Thunder are now on back-to-back losses and wish to avoid entering a losing streak. They are glad to play hosts to the struggling Chicago Bulls at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. This inter-conference matchup is set to happen this January 15, Saturday and the tip-off begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA TV is the official broadcast partner for this game and they will share the same feed to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. This is going to be a close match between both squads but it is seen by Online NBA Betting that the Chicago Bulls have the edge over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/15/2021

When: Friday, January 15, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/15/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Bulls -1 (-111) 221 o (-110) -110
Oklahoma City Thunder +1 (-111) 221 u (-110) -110
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Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls have been struggling and they are now on a three-game losing streak heading to this game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Their most recent matchup was against the Los Angeles Clippers which they only lost by three points. Zach LaVine did a lot of heavy lifting with 45 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists but it was not enough. Lauri Markannen is still out but stepping up was rookie Patrick Williams and Garrett Temple. Coby White had a tough time in this game but the team needs to focus to get more defensive stops especially in the end game.

Players to watch: Z. LaVine SG 11 GP 11 GS 35.2 MIN 27.7 PTS 0.3 OR 4.8 DR 5.1 REB 4.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 4.1 TO 2.9 PF 1.1 AST/TO 20.79 PER

C. White PG 11 GP 11 GS 34.8 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.5 OR 4.6 DR 5.2 REB 6.2 AST 0.3 STL 0.1 BLK 3 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 12.33 PER

L. Markkanen PF 4 GP 4 GS 26.5 MIN 17.3 PTS 1 OR 5.8 DR 6.8 REB 1.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.8 TO 1.5 PF 0.7 AST/TO 19.92 PER.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost their last two games against San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers. The team played without veteran Al Horford during their last match and expects him to be playing against the Chicago Bulls. Isaac Roby did a good job filling in but the team needs more from Lou Dor and George Hill. Darius Bazley is not playing in this game and that will hold some weight. Expect Hamadou Diallo and Mike Muscala to step up just in case Bazley chooses not to play. Nonetheless, the Thunder has shown more consistency than the Bulls in this season.

Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 11 GP 11 GS 33 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.9 OR 4.5 DR 5.4 REB 5.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 2.3 PF 2.1 AST/TO 20.34 PER

H. Diallo SG 11 GP 0 GS 21 MIN 12.2 PTS 0.8 OR 4.3 DR 5.1 REB 1.7 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.64 PER

L. Dort SF 11 GP 11 GS 27.5 MIN 12.1 PTS 0.7 OR 2.7 DR 3.5 REB 0.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 2.5 PF 0.7 AST/TO 12.09 PER.

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/15/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Chicago Bulls

Chicago is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
Chicago is 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.
Chicago are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Oklahoma City.
Bulls are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
Chicago is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
Chicago is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Chicago is 2-13 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games against Chicago.
Oklahoma City is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Oklahoma City is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago.
Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Oklahoma City is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City’s last 8 games played on a Friday.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 7 games when playing as the favorite.

Injuries

Chicago Bulls

Garrett Temple SG Ankle is “?” Friday vs Oklahoma City
Otto Porter Jr. SF Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Tomas Satoransky PG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Ryan Arcidiacono PG Quarantine is upgraded to probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Lauri Markkanen PF Quarantine is upgraded to probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Luke Kornet PF Undisclosed is OUT Friday vs Oklahoma City
Chandler Hutchison SF COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Devon Dotson PG Undisclosed is OUT Friday vs Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder

Trevor Ariza SF Personal is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Chicago
Ty Jerome PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Chicago
Darius Bazley PF Ankle left last game, is “?” Friday vs Chicago

Head-to-Head
Chicago Bulls Oklahoma City Thunder
8-3-0 Against the Spread 6-5-0
7-4-0 Straight Up 5-6-0
116 Points per Game 104
121 Points Allowed per Game 111
47.67 Offensive FG% 44.73
81.57 Offensive FT% 73.13
37.69 Offensive 3PT% 33.02
48.05 Defensive FG% 46.15
77.52 Defensive FT% 72.97
39.18 Defensive 3PT% 34.56

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

The Chicago Bulls will try to bank on the all-star play of Zach LaVine and expect him to come up big to snap this losing streak. There has been little drama caused by George Hill in the media but the bigger impact will be Darius Bazley if he will play in this game. This should be a good match to watch but betting on the Bulls is much safer as seen by Best Sports Book Online.

Moneyline: The Bulls have an ML of -110 for this game while the Thunder are also given a -110.

ATS: Only one point is between both teams with the Thunder given the +1 while the Bulls are -1.

TOTALs: 221 points is the total handed to this game with the Bulls going over and the Thunder are over.

Score Prediction: 112 – 109 Bulls