Brooklyn Nets‘s form is going up, while on the other side, the Chicago Bulls struggle to provide decent performances in the most important part of the season for them. Instead of winning and chasing the playoffs with their new acquisition, Nikola Vucevic, the Bulls are on a cold streak that saw them win just once since March 18th. It is imperative for Chicago to start posting good results as soon as possible, especially with a pretty harsh schedule ahead of them. The Nets, meanwhile, are without KD, and probably James Harden but to be honest, that won’t be too big of a problem for them.
Brooklyn Nets (34-15, TBA) won four in a row, and have six over the previous seven. The most recent saw them rolling over the Charlotte Hornets, 111-89, with Irving being the only one from the super trio, but also with LaMarcus Aldridge, who debuted.
LA had 11 points in 30 minutes with nine boards and six assists, looking at least 10 years younger on the floor. One of the best centers in the league over the previous decades was running up and down with a smile on his face. With him 100% ready, we will be free to say this, the Nets should win the title without any problems.
Another veteran, Jeff Green, was on fire, with 21 points and five threes made, along with 8 boards secured. Landry Shamet dropped 17 off the bench, and Tyler Johnson scored 15, both having five threes. As you see here, the Nets have a very deep offense, with several guys being able to deliver 15+points.
Chicago Bulls (19-28, TBA) lost six previous events, eight in nine, and that is something nobody hoped for, especially following Nikola Vucevic’s arrival. The center from Montenegro was the top scorer in three matches, but in each one, his team was defeated.
What we need to mention is that the Bulls have lots of injured players, such as their top star, Zach LaVine, and the sophomore guard Coby White, who have been dealing with certain health issues over the recent few weeks. Even when playing, both haven’t been 100% ready.
Chicago played the previous four games on the road, and the one against the Nets is just a short break as they have five more stops after that one. The opponents won’t be that tough, and the franchise from Illinois needs to come back home with a positive score from that journey.
Head to Head Games
There haven’t been any matches between these two sides this year.
The spread on the Nets will be -6.5 per several bookies, and that is, from our point of view, a nice opportunity to earn some cash. If LaVine isn’t ready to play, this is easy money, be sure in that, but you will have to monitor the news about his condition and react fast before the spread is changed. Anyhow, we would go with the same even with the two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest in the Bulls’ lineup, because of the Nets’ offense. With Aldridge and Griffin close to the rim, and the backcourt in a solid shape, the guests from Brooklyn shouldn’t have any trouble at all.
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