Chicago Bulls Over/Under: 33.5
The Chicago Bulls are looking to prove the Over this season, after going Under in their 2019-2019 campaign. The Bulls entered the 2018-2019 season with an Over/Under win total of 30 wins, only to miss the mark by eight games with a 22-60 regular season that was plagued by injuries and organizational dysfunction. The upcoming NBA season is a different story for hopeful Bulls fans as the projected win total adds just over three wins for this year with an anticipated uptick in performances from the young Chicago core.
The 2018-2019 season was tough for Bulls fans as they saw two of their key players, Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., missing major time due to injuries while dealing with a frustrated front office. After a 5-19 start to last year, the Bull fired head coach, Fred Hoiberg in in late 2018. Hoiberg was hired by the Bulls in the summer of 2015 and oversaw a 115-155 record in his time there. Once assistant coach Jim Boylen took over, the chaos had only just begun. After posting a record 56-point loss to the Boston Celtics, there were Bulls players who were talking of boycotting practice that resulted in a players-only meeting to discuss frustrations with their new head coach. While the dust eventually settled, the Bulls are entering this season with the same head coach, much of the same roster, and the memories of a disappointing 2019 season. Bettors should be wary of any speculation that all problems will be solved once players come back from injury.
The Bulls entered the off-season with the understanding that they are lacking on both ends of the floor. The team was ranked 27th in scoring last year after only posting an average of 104.9 PPG, and had the second-worst offensive rating in the league. The team’s defensive grade wasn’t much better after finishing 20th in points allowed per game at 113.4 PPG with a 25th place defensive rating.
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