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Utah Jazz versus Chicago Bulls WGN TV NBA Pro Basketball Saturday March 12th 2011 Sports Betting Odds Pick Preview

Utah Jazz versus Chicago Bulls WGN TV NBA Pro Basketball Saturday March 12th 2011 Sports Betting Odds Pick Preview

The Utah Jazz will travel to the Windy City to take on Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night.

Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by WGN.

The point spread opened with the home team Chicago Bulls favored by -10 points with an over under of 188 ½ points.

The early money from the NBA wagering public has come on the side of the home club as the Chicago Bulls are now favored by -10 ½ points. The total has not moved off the opening line of 188 ½ points.

Chicago Bulls money line supporters will lay -680 odds with the Utah Jazz bringing back +560 odds to post the outright road underdog win without the benefit of points on their side.

These two NBA clubs meet for the second time this regular season.

Back on February 9th it was the Chicago Bulls with the 91-86 road win at Utah as the +1 point underdog.

The Bulls hit on just 39.8% of their shots and 5 of 15 from three. Chicago lost the rebounding battle to Utah by a 48-41 margin.

Derrick Rose led the club with 29 points on 11 of 26 shooting and seven assists. Carlos Boozer contributed with 14 points on 6 of 16 shooting and six boards.

The Jazz hit on 47.4% of their shots but just 1 of 8 from three. The team gave away the game missing 10 of 21 free throws and committing 15 turnovers.

Al Jefferson led the club with 26 points on 12 of 19 shooting and 8 boards. Paul Millsap was good in a losing cause with 20 points on 9 of 17 from the floor and 14 rebounds.

Utah enters this back end of a back to back with a record of 34-32 on the season. The club is 16-17 on the highway this year.

The team sits in the 10th seed in the Western conference and has now dropped two games in the loss column behind the 8th seeded Memphis Grizzlies.

The Jazz have tanked since the coaching change as they have dropped five of their past seven games.

The team is coming off the embarrassing 122-101 road defeat to the hapless Minnesota Timberwolves as a +1 ½ point underdog.

The Jazz wasted a 50% shooting night from the field in their defeat and 10 of 15 from the three point line. The club lost the rebounding battle by a 42-35 margin. The Jazz shot themselves in the foot missing 10 of 27 free throws and committing 18 turnovers.

Utah allowed the Timberwolves to hit on 54.8% from the floor and 10 of 17 from three.

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 18 points on 6 of 8 from the field and 5 of 5 from the three point line. C.J. Miles chipped in with 15 points and four assists in the loss.

Chicago comes into this game with a record of 46-18. The team is 28-4 at home this year.

The Bulls are now just one game in the loss column behind the number one seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern conference.

The club are winners of 8 of their past 9 games and five straight off their 94-76 home win last night against the Atlanta Hawks as a -7 ½ point favorite.

The Bulls pounded the Hawks in the second half by out scoring them by a 46-26 margin.

Chicago hit on 45% from the floor and converted on just 4 of 20 from the three point line. The Bulls absolutely schooled the Hawks on the glass by a 50-28 margin. The club was good from the line sinking 18 of 19.

Chicago held Atlanta to make just 43.1% from the field.

Point guard Derrick Rose led the team with 34 points on 9 of 24 shooting with six boards and five assists. Luol Deng chipped in with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Trend: Chicago Bulls are 8-1 to the under in their past 9 games.

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