Free NBA Picks - Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls

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Monday, January 9, 2017 3:15 PM GMT

The Thunder have been rolling through East teams this season, but the Bulls have started to win some games and look like they might be turning it around. That combination should lead to a high scoring game and first half.

  

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls

 

Somehow the Bulls keep coming back from big deficits. That can cloud the judgment on this team after three straight wins against quality opponents, but even if they were legit wins for this team, the Bulls have not played well this season.

The defense has been one of the biggest issues outside of three-point shooting. They have allowed 110 points per game over their last five and during the first half has been when teams have been doing a lot of damage against Chicago.

So far this season, the Bulls are allowing about 52 points per first half, while scoring 53. Over their last five, they have allowed 55 points in the first half. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, is doing similar numbers, allowing over 55 points per first half and scoring nearly 60 points in their last five games. I see a fast-paced first half between these two teams tonight, so add the over in the first half.

 

Free NBA Pick: Over 106½ 1H

Best Line Offered: at JustBet

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