Washington Wizards (13-26) @ Chicago Bulls (14-27)
January 15, 2020, 8:00 PM ET (United Center)
Line: Washington Wizards +160 Chicago Bulls -180
Spread: Chicago Bulls -4.5 Total: 230.5
Chicago won the first game between these teams 110-109 in overtime in December. The Bulls have won the last three matchups between these teams. Washington has struggled in close games this year with an 0-3 record in games decided by three points or less. Chicago has been good against teams with a losing record going 13-11 this year. The Bulls will be without Wendall Carter Jr. for this game along with Otto Porter Jr., who is out with a foot injury. Meanwhile, Washington will be missing Mo Wagner and Rui Hachimura.
Chicago tries to stop recent form
Chicago is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games and is just 2-8 in their last ten games. The Bulls have struggled shooting the ball making just 43.3% of their field-goal attempts, which is 27th in the league. Chicago has leaned on their defense, only giving up 107 points game. In the month of January, Zach LaVine has carried the Bulls offense with 30.1 points on 47.4% shooting from the field. The Bulls have been better at home this year with a 7-14 record as they are allowing their opponents to shoot just 32% from three. Chicago is currently five games outside of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
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