Eastern Conference Leaders Faceoff: Bulls, Nets First Matchup

  • The Brooklyn Nets see +110 odds on the road against the Chicago Bulls.
  • The Bulls are the top seed in the Eastern Conference with the Nets being in second.
  • The Nets are 2-8 against the spread in recent games.

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls host the Brooklyn Nets as the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference matchup for the first time.

The Bulls are 2-point home favorites.

Brooklyn Nets Vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

  • Nets Moneyline: +115
  • Bulls Moneyline: -135
  • Spread: Bulls -2
  • Totals: O/U 232.5

Chicago has gone 6-4 against the spread over their last 10 games while the Nets have struggled, going 2-8 against the spread. Brooklyn is on a seven-game streak of failing to cover.

The Bulls have also gone 9-1 overall in that stretch, including an eight-game win streak while Brooklyn is 4-6. Online sportsbooks expect this trend to continue tonight.

Chicago’s defensive rating is 108.5 this season and they hold opponents to 107 PPG (12th in the league) while averaging 111.5 PPG (7th in the league). On the other side, the Nets’ defensive rating is identical to the Bulls’ 108.5 on the season, but over the last 10 outings, this has shifted to 114.2, one of the worst in the league.

The Nets have also gone from holding opponents to 108.6 PPG to allowing 114.6 PPG. This is more evident when looking at the margin of victory for each team. The Bulls see +4.5 on the season, fifth in the league, while the Nets see +2.3 which has dropped to -5.3 in recent games.

With both teams trending in opposite directions, it is not hard to consider taking the Bulls to cover at NBA sportsbooks. The spread sees -110 odds which is a larger payout than the -135 money line.

NBA gamblers confident in the Bulls but do not want to risk taking the points in a game with two powerhouses could benefit from the three-way moneyline.

3-Way Moneyline – Regulation Time Odds

  • Brooklyn Nets – REG +105
  • Tie – REG +900
  • Chicago Bulls – REG -106

This line is only feasible if you are taking the Bulls to win. For bettors looking to lean on the Nets, the two-way moneyline is more profitable with less risky.

The Bulls winning in regulation pays out at a -106 rate which is more profitable than the -135 on the moneyline and the -110 for them to cover.

The caveat for this betting line is that the game cannot go into overtime for this to be a winning wager. The Bulls have not gone into overtime at all this season.

Things tip-off at 10 p.m. EST on ESPN.