The Chicago Bulls is coming off a second win in a row with the last 106-99 triumph over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night at the United Center. Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, heads into this contest after four-straight loss with the last game 106-91 defeat against the Charlotte Hornets.
Chicago’s Last Game
The Chicago took an early lead of 11-points in the first quarter, but Memphis managed to cut their deficit to four points due to combined efforts of Jaren Jackson Jr., Tyus Jones, and Jae Crowder. Then, Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen took the charge for Chicago to give their team lead of 7-points in Q1.
Due to poor offence from Grizzlies, the Chicago expanded their lead to 15 points at first-half. Then Memphis bounced back in fourth quarter but the points gap was too large for the club to overcome.
Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 25 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 16 points and Lauri Markkanen scored15 points. Jonas Valanciunas led the Grizzlies with 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jae Crowder added 15 points apiece.
Warriors’ Last Game
The Hornets led by 8 points in Q1 thanks to the play of Terry Rozier and Cody Zeller and then increased their lead to 11 for most of the quarter.
The Warriors rebounded emphatically and reduce the gap to 4-points with the help of D’Angelo Russell and Draymond Green. The Hornets made a good comeback in the second-half and started the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run, increased their lead to 18 points and cruised the rest of the way to a 106-91 victory.
D’Angelo Russell led the Golden State with 18 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists while Eric Paschall added 16 and Alec Burks scored 15. Devonte Graham led the Hornets with 33 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.
Team’s Form and Scoring Ability
Warriors are in terrible form throughout the season and are placed last in the Western Conference table and have lost 19 out of 23 games in the season. The Golden State rank 27th at offense in the league and sits 22nd in the defensive rating, allowed 114.7 points per game and scored 104.9 points per game.
With two wins in a row, the Bulls improved to 8-14 after their first 22 games of the regular season. The Chicago rank 23rd at offense in the league and sits 16th in the league in defensive rating, allowed 109.6 points per game and scored 106.4 points per game.
Bulls vs Warriors Basketball Betting Tips
Both teams are in a struggling run of form this season so it’s difficult to predict the winner of the game. The game will be close, but we expect Chicago Bulls should have enough to grind out the win.