The Chicago Bulls will take on Utah Jazz in the NBA League on Saturday night at the United Center to complete the two-game season series between the teams, with Bulls looking forward for a third straight victory in the League and Jazz aiming to secure the playoff spot in the Western Conference.Embed from Getty Images
Chicago defeated Washington Wizards 126-120 in overtime at home on Wednesday night. Utah was defeated by the Hawks 117-114 on the road Thursday night. Both teams have already met on January 12, which ended in Utah Jazz victory in Salt Lake City.
Bulls heads to this contest after winning their second straight game following a 5-game losing streak. The team bested Washington Wizards in a close contest last game. The Bulls held a 12-3 burst in the opening stage of the game that helped them to take a 35-28 lead in the first quarter. Washington started the second quarter off strong and got it down to tie.
Bulls again bounced back in the third quarter by taking a 4 point lead, but the Wizards made a good recovery in the last quarter to tie the game at 113-113, and force overtime. Then, Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen hit game-winning free throw with 0.1 second left in overtime, closing the deal.
Meanwhile, the Bulls could miss Kris Dunn due to back problem and Otto Porter Jr due to cuff strain for the Saturday night’s game against the Jazz. Hawks took a lead of 11 points in the first-half, followed by
Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz Preview and Betting Tips
Overall, Chicago is in disastrous form through-out the season, losing five of their last eight games and have been eliminated from playoff contention. The team will miss the playoffs for the second successive season and the third time in the past four years. The Chicago Bulls have averaged 105.6 points on shooting and allowed 113.2 points per game.Embed from Getty Images
The Utah Jazz, on the other hand, are in excellent form over the last few weeks, winning four of their last five games in the NBA. The club four game wining streak came to an end with the last game defeat to Atlanta Hawks.
Utah made a slow start and were down in the opening quarter by 11 points before recovering to lead by five after three quarters. The team were trailing by 3 points in the last quarter with 6.2 seconds remaining in the game, then Utah’s Donovan Mitchell dominated in offensive rebounding to finish the game.
The Jazz sits seventh in the Western Conference and are in a tight playoff race in the Western Conference. The club are 42-29 on the season and are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz have averaged 110.7 points on shooting and allowed 106.5 points per game.
Jazz heads to this contest as clear favorites, despite dropping the game over Hawks on Wednesday, and have proved themselves to be a pretty consistent performer in recent weeks. Utah Jazz is expected to win this game, but we suggest you to place your bets on Total Points- Over 212.5.
Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz Preview and Betting Tips: Total Points: Over 212.5 @ 1.73 at 888 Sports