Wizards vs Bulls: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 31, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 31, 2020

The Washington Wizards (0-4) are favorites as they look to break a four-game losing streak when they host the Chicago Bulls (1-3) on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Capital One Arena. The game airs at 5:00 PM ET on NBCS-DC.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 31, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Wizards vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 31

Wizards: None

Bulls: Lauri Markkanen: Day To Day (Calf)

Wizards and Bulls Records ATS

  • Washington managed to cover the spread in less than half its games last season, putting together a record of 35-36-1 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Wizards were 3-2 against the spread last season.
  • In 55.6% of its games last season (40/72), Washington and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
  • With a 30-33-2 record ATS, Chicago did not routinely covered the spread last season.
  • The Bulls were at least a 5.5-point underdog seventh times last season, where they had a record of 4-2 against the spread.
  • 33 of Chicago’s 65 games (50.8%) last season covered the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Bulls got a team-high 23 points from Zach LaVine on the way to a 115-107 win against Bradley Beal (29 points) and the Wizards in their most recent matchup on Tuesday. The Wizards were 6.5-point favorites in the game, but the Bulls covered the spread in the loss. The teams scored 222 total points to fall short of the 238-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/29/2020 Wizards Wizards -6.5 238 -250 205 Regular Season 115-107 CHI
2/23/2020 Wizards Bulls -3.5 230.5 -161 135 Regular Season 126-117 CHI*
2/11/2020 Wizards Wizards -3.5 230.5 -166 138 Regular Season 126-114 WAS*
1/15/2020 Bulls Bulls -4.5 230.5 -188 157 Regular Season 115-106 CHI*
12/18/2019 Wizards Wizards -1 229.5 -111 -109 Regular Season 110-109 CHI*
4/3/2019 Wizards Regular Season 115-114 CHI
3/20/2019 Bulls Regular Season 126-120 CHI
2/9/2019 Bulls Regular Season 134-125 WAS
12/28/2018 Wizards Regular Season 101-92 CHI
4/1/2018 Bulls Regular Season 113-94 CHI
  • 2/23/2020 DNP – Bulls: Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr., Wendell Carter Jr.
  • 2/11/2020 DNP – Wizards: Thomas Bryant; Bulls: Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr., Wendell Carter Jr.
  • 1/15/2020 DNP – Wizards: Rui Hachimura; Bulls: Otto Porter Jr., Wendell Carter Jr.
  • 12/18/2019 DNP – Wizards: Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant, Jordan McRae; Bulls: Otto Porter Jr.
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Scoring Trends

  • Last season, the Wizards were the NBA’s seventh-highest scoring team (114.4 PPG), while the Bulls allowed their opponents the 14th-fewest points per game (109.9) in the league.
  • The Wizards had a -336-point scoring differential last season (-4.7 per game). The Bulls were also been out-scored by opponents on average last year (-200 total points, -3.1 per game).

Wizards Leaders

  • Russell Westbrook pulled down 7.9 rebounds and racked up 7.0 assists per game last season.
  • Beal scored 30.5 points per game.
  • Westbrook grabbed 1.6 per game. Thomas Bryant averaged 1.1 blocks a contest.

Bulls Leaders

  • LaVine averaged 25.5 points per game last season.
  • Wendell Carter Jr. grabbed 9.4 rebounds per game and Tomas Satoransky averaged 5.4 assists per game .
  • LaVine averaged 1.5 steals per game. Daniel Gafford collected 1.3 blocks a contest.

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