Wizards vs Bulls: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 29, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 29, 2020

The Washington Wizards (0-3) will try to halt a three-game losing streak when they host the Chicago Bulls (0-3) at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 as favorites. The Bulls have also lost three games in a row. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Wizards vs Bulls Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 29

Wizards:
Rui Hachimura: Out (Illness)

Bulls:
Thaddeus Young: Day To Day (Leg),
Lauri Markkanen: Day To Day (Calf)

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Wizards Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 57 30.5 4.2 6.1 1.2 0.4 3.0
Russell Westbrook 57 27.2 7.9 7.0 1.6 0.4 1.0
Davis Bertans 54 15.4 4.5 1.7 0.7 0.6 3.7
Rui Hachimura 48 13.5 6.1 1.8 0.8 0.2 0.5
Thomas Bryant 46 13.2 7.2 1.8 0.5 1.1 0.8

Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 60 25.5 4.8 4.2 1.5 0.5 3.1
Lauri Markkanen 50 14.7 6.3 1.5 0.8 0.5 2.2
Coby White 65 13.2 3.5 2.7 0.8 0.1 2.0
Otto Porter Jr. 14 11.9 3.4 1.8 1.1 0.4 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 43 11.3 9.4 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.1

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the Wizards had a 45.7% shooting percentage from the field, which was 2.2% lower than the 47.9% of shots the Bulls’ opponents knocked down.
  • In games Washington shot higher than 47.9% from the field, it went 16-5-1 against the spread and 12-10 overall.
  • Chicago had a 12-6 record against the spread and a 9-9 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 45.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bulls shot at a 44.6% clip from the field last season, 4.2 percentage points fewer than the 48.8% shooting opponents of the Wizards averaged.
  • Last season, Chicago had a 14-2-2 record against the spread and an 11-7 record overall in games the team collectively shot higher than 48.8% from the field.
  • When Washington’s opponents shot above 44.6% from the field last season, it was 9-3 against the spread and 9-3 overall.
  • The Wizards knocked down 36.8% of their three-point shots last season, 1.5% higher than the 35.3% the Bulls allowed opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Washington put together a 24-15-1 record against the spread and an 18-22 straight-up record in games last season when the team connected on more than 35.3% of its three-point shots.
  • Chicago went 20-18-1 against the spread while putting up a 14-25 straight-up record when its opponents shot above 36.8% from beyond the arc.
  • The Bulls hit 34.7% of their shots from three-point range, which was only 2.9 percentage points fewer than the 37.6% the Wizards’ opponents averaged last season.
  • Chicago went 14-9-1 ATS and 13-11 overall when the team hit more than 37.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Washington went 15-10 ATS and 14-11 overall in games it shot over 34.7% from deep.
  • The Wizards’ 12 made three-pointers per game last season were only 0.2 fewer made shots on average than the 12.2 per game the Bulls gave up.
  • Chicago went 22-15 against the spread and 16-21 overall last season in games it out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Washington hit fewer threes than its opponents, it was 13-25-1 ATS and 8-31 straight up.
  • The Bulls made the 14th-most three-pointers in the league a season ago, while the Wizards gave up the 22nd-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Wizards vs Bulls Stat Rankings

Wizards Rank Wizards AVG Bulls AVG Bulls Rank
7th 114.4 Points Scored 106.8 27th
29th 119.1 Points Allowed 109.9 14th
28th 42 Rebounds 41.9 30th
17th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 10.5 12th
17th 12 3pt Made 12.2 14th
12th 25 Assists 23.2 23rd
10th 13.5 Turnovers 14.6 24th

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