Tip-Off: 7 PM CT
Location: United Center (Chicago, Illinois)
Spread: Bulls (-2)
Trends Against The Spread
|0-0 (0%) as underdog or pick||Status||0-0 (0%) as favorite|
|0-0 (0%) as road underdog||Location Status||0-0 (0%) as home favorite|
|0-0 (0%)||Head To Head||0-0 (0%)|
Trends Against The Total
- OKC hit the over 56% of the time last season.
- Chicago hit the over 44% of the time last season.
- The Thunder went 21-22 against the over on the road last season.
- Chicago was 17-21-2 against the over at home last season.
Team Stats (2022-23)
The Thunder went 2-0 (1-0 at home, 1-0 on the road) against the Bulls last season.
Why the Thunder Will Cover (+2.0)
OKC enters the 2023-24 campaign with a lot of expectations, far more so than the last few seasons, and with good reason. The Thunder is likely the underdog because they are playing on the road, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the best player in this game, and OKC has more depth than Chicago from top to bottom. I see the Thunder starting off the season 1-0 with a solid win on the road.
Why the Game Will Hit the Over (227.5)
If there was a specific area that the Thunder needed to work on after wrapping up the postseason, it was the defense. Head coach Mark Daigneault made a point to mention that, but I think it’s going to take more than a week or so to get everybody moving in the same direction. Meanwhile, this team has very little issue with putting points on the board. I can see this being a really high scoring game, so even if Chicago wasn’t a great scoring team last season, I’m taking the over on the point total.
On the Season
*(numbers from 2022-23 season)