Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Tuesday January 27, 2015. At 10:30 PM EST.
The (29-17) Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference Central Division make the trip from the Windy City to Northern California. Chicago will play the (36-6) Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference Pacific Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. This Sports Handicapper believes the Chicago Bulls have added more offensive firepower but their bread and butter in defense. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball right now. The betting line has Golden State as a ten-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 210′ for Tuesday Night’s game.
The 2015 Chicago Bulls have won two of three but lost to Miami 96-84 on Sunday January 25th. Chicago sits at the top of the Central Division, but Cleveland and Detroit are on their heels. Former Marquette shooting guard Jimmy Butler leads the team in scoring with 20.1 points per game and steals at just under two. Pau Gasol is the leader in rebounds and shot blocks. Chicago ranks eleventh in the league in team scoring, averaging nearly 101 points. Guard Mike Dunleavy is questionable for Tuesday’s game with a sore ankle. Chicago is 1-7 Against The Number their last eight on Tuesday’s. Chicago is 1-4 Against The Spread their last five at Golden State. The Chicago Bulls are 2-2 their last four NBA ATS Picks on the road going over the betting odds total once and staying under three times. The key to a Chicago win is to come out and establish themselves on defense, they are capable of doing just that. Center Joakim Noah and the rest of the post players will be ready for this one. The offense will feed off of the defense creating fast break situations for point guard Derek Rose.
The 2015 Golden State Warriors are on a five-game win streak, their latest an 114-111 victory over Boston at home on January 25th. Golden State as the best record in the NBA and if the season ended today they would be the number one seed. The Warriors can’t take any night off because the Los Angeles Clippers are very good. Golden State is the highest scoring team in the NBA with 111 points per contest. Guard Klay Thompson recently scored 37 points in a quarter in a 126-101 home win against Sacramento. Golden State is 4-0 Against The Points Spread their last four against a team with a winning straight up record. The betting odds over the total is 4-1 the last five between the teams. The Golden State Warriors are 5-1-1 ATS their last seven at home, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under three. The key to a Golden State win is to play their style of basketball. Head Coach Steve Kerr has to prepare because they will face a gritty defensive minded team that is looking forward to the challenge.
Free Pick: Chicago+10.