Chicago Bulls (20-23) vs. Phoenix Suns (22-18)
Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns 1/22/24 – On Monday, January 22, 2024 at the Footprint Center, Chicago will face Phoenix Suns (22-18). This promising matchup pits two teams with something to prove, both are looking to climb higher in their respective conferences through this contest. Let’s delve into statistics and players in advance for a more in-depth view of what to expect keeping an eye on the weekly premium picks.
The Chicago Bulls have experienced an up-and-down season so far, posting 20 wins and 23 losses with an erratic record of 20 wins and 23 losses. Their offensive performance has been decent with 110.2 points scored per game at 46% field goal percentage; one area they excel in is three point shooting, producing 11.7 three pointers per game with an impressive success rate of 35.8%.
The Phoenix Suns have had an exceptional season so far, amassing 22 wins and 18 losses with an efficient offensive attack, scoring an average of 115.9 points per game at 48.3% field goal percentage while making 11.9 three-pointers at an impressive 37.6% success rate per game..
Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns 1/22/24 Game Info
|Monday, January 22, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
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DeMar DeRozan (SF) vs. Kevin Durant (PF)
DeMar DeRozan has been an instrumental leader of the Chicago Bulls this season. Playing and starting 41 games, DeRozan averaged 37 minutes on court per game while contributing 22 points, 4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.7 blocks each time out. DeRozan’s scoring ability, playmaking skills, defensive presence and average 1.4 turnovers per game make him a key component to this team – though his average turnovers could pose potential concerns for Chicago’s success.
Kevin Durant is an undeniable star in his own right, and this season his performance is testament to that fact. Over 33 games played and started, Durant has averaged 36.9 minutes per game on the court while contributing 28.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.1 blocks per contest. Durant stands out as an extremely hard opponent; his ability to score from anywhere while still offering defensive prowess makes him a formidable foe – however his higher turnover rate averages an estimated 3.3 turnovers per contest – makes him an intimidating foe nonetheless.
When these two key players meet on the court, it will be an epic showdown of scoring prowess and versatility. DeRozan’s ability to create shots will play an integral part in deciding the outcome of this match-up, while Durant’s scoring efficiency may decide its outcome.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As both teams have displayed moments of brilliance, bettors should pay close attention to the betting odds as they may present interesting opportunities. With the game being held on neutral ground, bookmakers’ confidence may also give an indicator as to their view on each team.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls have experienced mixed results recently, going 3-2 in their last five games overall and 2-3 against the spread. When traveling on their travels they have an 8-11 mark against the spread; three out of their last five totals went over thus indicating high-scoring affairs could ensue.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns have posted a 3-2 record over their last five games, but have struggled against the spread, going 1-4 during that span. On the road however, their record improves significantly to 8-9 against the spread. Similar to their counterparts in Chicago, three out of the Suns’ last five contests have had totals go over three times — suggesting their contests can often become high-scoring affairs.
Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
Both teams in this highly anticipated matchup have proven their strengths and weaknesses during the season. While the Bulls will rely heavily on DeMar DeRozan’s scoring and playmaking abilities to lead them, Kevin Durant may lead his squad instead.
Considered betting trends and the likelihood for high-scoring games from both teams, over/under betting could provide bettors with an interesting option to explore. With two potent offenses and defenses that have shown vulnerabilities, an exciting high-scoring matchup could be in store.
NBA analysts’ picks may lean slightly in favor of the Suns due to their superior offense and home court advantage; however, no outcome of this game can be predicted with certainty; anything could happen.
Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Bulls 118, Phoenix Suns 121.