NBA Picks: Bulls vs. Jazz

Monday, November 25, 2013 4:41 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 4:41 PM UTC

The Utah Jazz host the Chicago Bulls at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake. Find out where we believe the best value lies for your NBA picks.

According to NBA betting odds the Bulls are a 4.5 point road favorite and the posted total in this contest is 184.0. The Bulls have covered 5 of the last 6-games versus the Jazz. These two teams have seen just 4 of their last 14 meetings go over the total.

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It’s not Rosie in Chicago

The Chicago Bulls received a devastating blow to their chances for success this year, when Derek Rose was lost for the season. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee in last Friday’s 98-95 loss at Portland. In their first full game without Rose in the lineup, the Bulls were hammered by the Los Angeles Clippers on the road yesterday 121-82. After holding 9 of their first 11 opponents to 97-points or less they were torched a by a red-hot shooting Clippers squad who shot 58.5% from the field. This will be the 4th of a 6-game in 10 day road trip. The Bulls have lost the first 3-games of the trip, and are currently a dismal 1-6 on the road. This will also be the Bulls 4th game in the last 5 days.

Stop all this Losing Jazz

The Utah Jazz is off to a nightmarish start to the season losing 14 of their first 15-games. The crux of the problems can be easily identified, as they’ve been anemic offensively. They’re dead last in the NBA averaging a paltry 88.5 points per game. They’re next to last in the league in both free throw percentage, and three-point shooting. The Jazz have surpassed the century scoring mark just once this season, and that came in their lone win of the season 111-105 versus New Orleans. They’ve scored 93-points or less in 13 of their first 15-games. This will be Utah’s 3rd game in the last 4 days. Utah comes off yesterday’s 95-73 blowout loss at Oklahoma City.

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Any underdog that’s shooting 43% or worse from the field on the season, versus a team that allowed their previous opponent to shoot 55% or better from the field is 85-45 ATS (65.4%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 year. Take the OVER for your NBA picks.

NBA Pick: Jazz +4.5 over the Bulls

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