Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls ATS Prediction


The Chicago Bulls (6-21) will be 2-point underdogs at home in the United Center when they meet the Sacramento Kings (13-12). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 225 points and it can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, December 10, 2018.

Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls ATS Odds

Both teams failed to cover as underdogs in their last game. The Bulls (7.5-point underdogs) were defeated by the Boston Celtics, 133-77, while the Kings (5-point underdogs) fell to the Indiana Pacers, 107-97. The Chicago game finished 4 points under the projected point total of 214, while the Sacramento game went 18.5 points under the projected point total of 222.5.

Sacramento had a better turnover percentage (11.9 vs. 12.9) while Chicago had a better free throw rate (0.111 vs. 0.118). Chicago’s Shaquille Harrison led the way, recording 20 points. Willie Cauley-Stein, meanwhile fueled Sacramento with 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Kings dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent contest, Sacramento won 104-98. The Kings’ 10.4 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Bulls, who had a rate of 11.7. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Oddsmakers tend to set the total low when the Kings are playing, as 64.0 percent of their contests have gone over the total. Sacramento heads into the game with records of 13-12 straight up (SU) and 15-10 against the spread (ATS).

Contrary to Sacramento, games including the Bulls have typically gone under the O/U total (66.7 percent). Moreover, Chicago owns records of 6-21 SU and 13-14 ATS.

Bogdan Bogdanovic has taken his game to another level recently for Sacramento, averaging 19 points,4.2 assists over the last five games.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Chicago. Chicago ranks 25th in the NBA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 14.6 percent), while the disruptive defense of Sacramento forces the fourth-most turnovers in the NBA (15.3 percent).

Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls Odds Pick

NBA Prediction: SU Winner – Kings, ATS Winner – Kings, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Kings rank 18 in blocks allowed per game (5.32) while the Bulls rank 27 (6.592592592592593).
  • Sacramento ranks second in points off turnovers per game (21.3) while Chicago ranks 25th (15.4).
  • The Kings average 8.3 steals per game, which ranks ninth in the league. The Bulls rank 23rd in steals allowed per game (8.5).
  • Sacramento ranks 14th in second chance points per game (13.5) while Chicago ranks 28th (9.7).
  • Sacramento averages 25.08 assists per game, which ranks 9 in the league. Chicago ranks 21 in assists allowed per game (25.037037037037038).
  • The Kings rank fourth in points in the paint per game (54.2) while the Bulls rank 22nd (45.1).
  • The Kings rank 17 in rebounds per game (44.72) while the Bulls rank 29 in rebounds allowed per game (49.48148148148148).
  • Chicago averages 28.962962962962962 three pointers per game, which ranks 22 in the NBA. Sacramento ranks 28 in three pointers allowed per game (34.88).
  • Sacramento ranks first in fast break points per game (21.6) while Chicago ranks 16th (12.1).
  • When holding opponents under 100 points, Chicago is 2-2 and Sacramento is 3-0.
  • The Kings are 12-10 when they score above 100 points, while the Bulls are 4-11.
  • Sacramento is 8-6 ATS on the road, while Chicago is 8-6 ATS at home.
  • In 14 road games, the Kings have 12 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Bulls have 10 unders and 4 overs in 14 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Kings are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Bulls are 2-3.
  • In their last five games, Sacramento has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Chicago has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • During their last five games, the Kings have scored an average of 116.0 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 113.0 points per game (3.0 below their season average).
  • The Bulls\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 19.0, up from 10.7 for the season.