Last Updated Mar 16, 2022, 7:23 PM
Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Regular-season NBA action will resume on Wednesday night with a heavyweight non-conference bout between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz. Coverage begins from Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Jazz 116, Bulls 108
Jazz -6 (-110) at Caesars
Bulls vs. Jazz Predictions
After earning the top spot in the West with a record of 52-20 SU last year, Utah briefly kept that same train rolling with another dominant start to this season, as the Jazz opened with an impressive 26-9 SU and 17-17-2 ATS run – with 20 of those SU victories coming by 10+ PTS.
Utah has been on quite the injury rollercoaster since New Year’s Day though, considering the Jazz enter Wednesday riding a bumpy 16-17 SU and 12-20-1 ATS skid – while scoring just 111.5 OPPG and allowing 109.6 DPPG across that window.
On the other hand, Chicago posted a similarly strong start to the season, as the Bulls kicked things off with an impressive 26-10 SU and 22-14 ATS run – with five of those SU victories coming in matchups they were underdogs in.
Chicago has been decimated by health issues since mid-January though, considering the Bulls are just 15-16 SU and 15-15-1 ATS across their last 31 games, which includes a 6-5 SU record without two-time All-Star Zach LaVine – and a record of 9-11 SU with him.
I’ll back Utah here, as the Bulls are 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games, while tallying just 108.6 OPPG and surrendering 113.5 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for an unfavorable road matchup against a Jazz squad that’s averaging 114.3 OPPG across their latest 6-4 SU stretch.
Bulls vs. Jazz Betting Odds
Bulls vs. Jazz Betting Resources
- Matchup: Central vs. Northwest
- Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
- Venue: Vivint Arena
- Location: Salt Lake City, UT
- TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 9:00 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Chicago Bulls Betting Analysis
- SU: 41-27
- ATS: 37-30-1
- O/U: 33-34-1
After last year’s lackluster 31-41 SU showing, the Bulls went out and made some bold acquisitions this past offseason, which ultimately reshaped their entire roster, as LaVine finds himself partnered up with a dynamic supporting cast that includes DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, Nikola Vucevic, Alex Caruso and others.
Chicago has stalled out recently due to various health issues though, highlighted by the Bulls yielding lackluster records of 15-16 SU and 15-15-1 ATS across their last 31 games – with nearly a third of those SU losses coming in the absence of LaVine (5).
Utah Jazz Betting Analysis
- SU: 42-26
- ATS: 28-37-3
- O/U: 31-36-1
The Jazz have been one of the most consistent squads in the West across the last few regular seasons, which is no coincidence, as they continuously maintain a very well-balanced attack, highlighted by Utah leading the league in offensive efficiency by a healthy margin (1.130 OE) – while also ranking top ten in defensive efficiency (1.066 DE).
Utah’s consistency quickly fades without the combined presence of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert though, considering the Jazz’ top-ranked offensive attack is averaging just 111.5 OPPG across their latest 15-16 SU skid – with more than half of those SU losses coming in the absence of Mitchell or Gobert (9).
Bulls vs. Jazz Head-to-Head
The Jazz swept a two-game regular-season set against Chicago last year, with both matchups staying under the total at an average of 217 PPG. The most recent meeting between these teams took place back in October of this season though, which resulted in a low-scoring victory for the Bulls (107-99, U 218.5).
Key Players to Watch
- CHI: DeMar DeRozan - SG (28 PPG, 5.4 REB, 5.1 AST)
- CHI: Zach LaVine - PG (24.6 PPG, 4.9 REB, 4.5 AST)
- UTA: Donovan Mitchell - SG (25.5 PPG, 4.1 REB, 5.5 AST)
- UTA: Rudy Gobert - C (15.5 PPG, 14.7 REB, 2.2 BLK)
Bulls vs. Jazz Betting Conclusion
After posting a head-scratching loss in Sacramento on Monday night (L, 112-103), the Bulls hit the road again for Wednesday’s contest as short underdogs against the Jazz at Vivint Arena – marking the sixth time Chicago has been an underdog across their last nine games.
I’ll back Utah here, as the Jazz enter Wednesday riding a sturdy 12-5 SU run, while tallying 114.7 OPPG and allowing 107.1 DPPG during that timeframe – likely serving as a difficult road task against a Bulls squad that’s averaging just 108.6 PPG across their latest 2-6 SU, 1-7 ATS skid.
Bulls vs. Jazz Betting Trends
- The Bulls are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games.
- The Jazz are 5-1 SU in their last six matchups against Chicago.
- The total has gone UNDER in five striaght Bulls' games.
- The Jazz are 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the last seven Jazz' games.
- The total has gone UNDER in five straight matchups between Chicago and Utah.