|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the NBAAfter failing to wipe out the Heat on Sunday, the Chicago Bulls will play one of the worst teams in the league on Monday night as they travel to DC to play the Wizards. The Heat are one of the better teams in the league and the Bulls missed a handful of late-game opportunities to tie or get the lead, so there's little doubt they will be trying to redeem themselves and pound the Wizards.
Chicago has not stumbled upon a straight normal season. Losing since Febuary 5-7, 2011 there is little chance they are going to give one towards Washington. The Bulls have won the last six matches between the 2 teams, and beat the Wizards in their last three matchups by an average of over 20 ppg. The most recent time the two squads performed each other was January 11, which was a 78-64 Bulls win in spite of the squad being lacking starting point guard Derrick Rose. Check the Basketball Odds for the Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards game.
This time, Rose will be back, and he's arriving off of a 34-point showing in Miami, a match where he missed his final two free throws and final field goal. But the Wizards be turning a corner with new interim coach Randy Wittman? After going 2-15 to start the year, the team has won 2 of their last 3 matchups after head coach Flip Saunders was dismissed.
Whilst the Bulls have been strong at home and on the road, earning an 8-4 road record, the Wizards have not been as successful everywhere. They are 3-8 playing in DC, which is markedly greater than their 1-8 record when playing away from home. Their defense is their worst enemy, permitting over 98 points per game on average.
Maybe with a new coach, the Wizards will realize more of their talent to be a respectable - despite the fact that not excellent - squad this year. But the sportsbook continues to be giving the advantage to the Bulls, listing them as the 8.5 point faves to win. The total is scheduled at 190.5.
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