Bulls vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 16, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 16, 2021

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-22) into a matchup with the Chicago Bulls (17-20) after scoring 30 points in a 128-122 win over the Grizzlies. The Bulls are  favorites in the game on Tuesday, March 16, which tips off at 8:00 PM ET on FS-OK. The point total is in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 16, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bulls vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 16

Bulls:
Devon Dotson: Day To Day (Knee),
Garrett Temple: Out (Ankle)

Thunder:
Josh Hall: Out (Knee),
Trevor Ariza: Out (Personal),
Luguentz Dort: Day To Day (Toe),
Darius Bazley: Out (Shoulder),
Al Horford: Out (Rest),
George Hill: Out (Thumb)

Bulls and Thunder Records ATS

  • Chicago has a 20-16 record ATS this year.
  • 20 of 36 Chicago games this season (55.6%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Oklahoma City has outpaced the spread so far this season with a record of 22-16-1.
  • 19 of Oklahoma City’s 39 games (48.7%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Thunder got a team-high 33 points from Gilgeous-Alexander on the way to a 127-125 win against Zach LaVine (35 points) and the Bulls in their most recent matchup on January 15, 2021. The Bulls were 2-point favorites in the game, but the Thunder covered the spread in the loss. The teams scored 252 total points to cover the 224.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/15/2021 Bulls Thunder -2 224.5 -130 107 Regular Season 127-125 OKC

Scoring Trends

  • Chicago’s games this season have gone over the point total for Tuesday’s matchup over/under (223.5 points) in 56.8% of opportunities (21 out of 37 matchups).
  • 15 Oklahoma City games this year (38.5% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Tuesday’s total of 223.5 points.
  • This season, the average total for Bulls games is 228.7 points, 5.2 more than the over/under of 223.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 5.2 points more than the average over/under in Thunder’s games this season (218.3 points).
  • The average implied total for the Bulls this season is 116.4 points, 1.4 more points than their implied total of 115 points in Tuesday’s game.
  • So far this season, Chicago has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (115) 21 times.
  • The Thunder’s average implied point total on the season (113.5 points) is 4.5 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (109 points).
  • This season, Oklahoma City has scored more than this game’s implied total of 109 points 16 times.
  • The Bulls are the league’s 11th-highest scoring team (114.1 PPG), while the Thunder allow the 15th-fewest points per game (111.8) in NBA play.
  • The Bulls have a -17-point scoring differential on the season (-0.5 per game). The Thunder have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-207 total points, -5.3 per game).

Bulls Leaders

  • The Bulls points and assists leader is LaVine. He scores 28.1 points per game and dishes out 5.1 assists.
  • Chicago’s rebounding leader is Wendell Carter Jr., who averages 8.0 per game.
  • The Bulls are led by LaVine from beyond the arc. He makes 3.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Chicago’s steals leader is Thaddeus Young, who collects 1.3 per game. Daniel Gafford leads the team averaging 1.2 blocks an outing.

Thunder Leaders

  • Gilgeous-Alexander has the top spot on the Thunder scoring and assist lists, putting up 23.7 points and 6.2 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Darius Bazley is the Oklahoma City leader with 7.5 per game.
  • Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Theo Maledon is at the top of Oklahoma City’s steals hierarchy with 0.9 steals per game and Aleksej Pokusevski leads the squad in blocks with 1.1 per game.

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