Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/22/2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Verizon Center in Washington
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On Tuesday night, the Chicago Bulls will be visiting the Washington Wizards in a game between two of the top teams from the Eastern Conference.
During the regular season last year, the Wizards were able to win two out of their three games against the Bulls. Their biggest win in that series was a 102-88 rout in Chicago.
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has faced Washington 12 times in his career, averaging 21.3 points and 6.8 assists per game against them. Shooting guard Jimmy Butler has scored 6.6 points per game in 10 games against the Wizards, while big man Pau Gasol has averaged 17.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game against them in 21 career games.
On Sunday night, the Wizards had their six-game winning streak come to an end when the Phoenix Suns beat them 104-92 in Washington. Their defense did force 17 turnovers in that game, but they also allowed the Suns to make 51.3 percent of their shots.
In 26 games this season, the Wizards are near the top of the league in both assists and points allowed per game. Shooting guard Bradley Beal has made 45.5 percent of his three-pointers this year and is currently averaging 15.1 points and 1.6 steals per game. All-Star point guard John Wall is averaging a team-high 17.8 points per game while dishing out 10.5 assists per game.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
Chicago Bulls are 12-14-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Bulls are 14-11-0 against the Over/Under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
Washington Wizards are 11-14-1 Against the Spread
Washington Wizards are 14-12-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/21/14 G Derrick Rose Illness is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Toronto
12/21/14 C Joakim Noah Ankle probable Monday vs. Toronto
12/21/14 F Pau Gasol Chest probable Monday vs. Toronto
12/21/14 F Taj Gibson Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Toronto
12/12/14 F Doug McDermott Knee out indefinitely
12/22/14 G Martell Webster Back "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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