Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 NBA game on Thursday Night November 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm EST on the TNT Network.
The (8-3) Chicago Bulls of the NBA Eastern Conference Central division will take on the (6-5) Sacramento Kings of the Western Conference Pacific division in 2014 Basketball action. The game will be played at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California; the Kings will being play in their new arena in a few seasons. This Sports Handicapper believes the Chicago Bulls are the best team in the Eastern Conference so far this season and will battle Cleveland for supremacy in the mediocre Conference. The Sacramento Kings will keep high scoring Rudy Gay as the team just signed the forward to a three-year deal. The Opening Betting Line has not yet been posted for Thursday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Chicago Bulls have their two superstar questionable Thursday as Derek Rose and Pau Gasol are nursing minor injuries, both were held out of Monday’s 105-89 win a the Clippers. Chicago has won three of their last four straight up but were 0-5 their last 4 Against The Spread vs. Sacramento. Chicago winds down their West coast trip with games at Portland on Friday Night and in Salt Lake City vs. The Jazz on November 24th. Chicago is 4-6 Against The number their last 10 going over the total six time and staying under four times 2014 Basketball Expert ATS Predictions this season. Chicago has stepped up their offensive play this year averaging just over 102 points per game and giving up about 97 points per contest, which is high by their standards.
The 2014-15 Sacramento Kings started out the season lie they were going to make some noise in the Western Conference, but have cooled off losing four of their last five including a 106-100 Tuesday Night home loss to New Orleans. Sacramento is scoring about 102 points per games and giving up the same amount. Sacramento is only 2-5 Against The Spread their last seven vs. Chicago in the Capital City and The under is 5-0 Sacramento last five home games vs. A team with a winning road record. The Kings are 7-3 ATS their last 10, going over the total six times and staying under four. The key to a Sacramento win vs. Chicago is to play tough defense and make sure Center DeMarcus Cousins gets touches in the paint. Froward Rudi Gay must make open shots.
Free Pick: Side and Total.