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NBA Betting? Nets vs Bulls Predictions

Tuesday night NBA betting action sees the Brooklyn Nets taking on the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides free NBA basketball handicapping tips all season long.

For the 3rd time in this young 2014-2015 season, the Nets and Bulls meet up for an Eastern Conference battle.

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Brooklyn Nets (14-16) vs. Chicago Bulls (22-9)
Tuesday, Dec. 30
8:00 PM ET
United Center (Chicago, Illinois)
NBA Basketball Betting Lines: Chicago -11.5
NBA Basketball O/U: 196
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The Bulls have won the first two meetings in comfortable, easy fashion.


More times than not, in clutch situations Chicago will turn to Derrick Rose. Lately though, Jimmy Butler has been the go to man for the Chicago Bulls. Butler hit the go ahead three pointer in Monday nights win over Indiana and has averaged 22.2 points a game thus far in the 2014-2015 season.

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Bringing a 7 game winning streak into their contest with Brooklyn, Butler is averaging 26.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest during the streak.

While Butler continues to have his best season of his career, the Bulls are getting contributions from just about everyone. Chicago has 5 players averaging double figures and are one of the best rebounding teams in the league with Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah. Gasol is averaging 11.4 rebounds per contest while Noah is grabbing 9.8 rebounds a game. As a team, Chicago ranks 4th overall in total rebounds with 45.5 a game.

Chicago’s matchup with Brooklyn will be the 1st of 8 home games for Chicago over their next 9 games.

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Inside the United Center this season, Chicago is 8-5 S.U. They’re averaging 107.8 points a game at home, while surrendering 103.1 against.


The first step for the Nets to get their season turned around is simply getting to the .500 mark. Sitting 2 games below the break-even mark, Brooklyn will look to win their 5th game in 6 when they visit Chicago on Tuesday. Brooklyn is coming off a 107-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday. The Nets were led by Mason Plumlee who scored 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.

Injuries have played a vital role in the early season inconsistency for the Brooklyn Nets. Starting C Brook Lopez went down with back strain injury and PG Deron Williams went down with a calf injury. With both starters back and contributing, Brooklyn has found a bit of rhythm and are working their way back into the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference. The Nets currently sit 7th overall in the Eastern Conference.

If the Nets hope to put an end to the Bulls win streak, Lopez and Williams will need to step up like the previous match ups. Deron Williams has averaged 20 points in the last 9 contests with Chicago. While Brook Lopez has average 18.0 points a game in the 16 overall contests.

Brooklyn is 6-8 S.U. on the road this season.

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Their struggles stem from them averaging just 97.0 points a game on the road.

NBA Basketball Handicapping Trends:

  • Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • Nets are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 Tuesday games.
  • Bulls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
  • Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.

Free 4* NBA Basketball Pick: Brooklyn +11.5

While the Bulls are riding high with their winning streak, Brooklyn has to be up and ready after getting bashed in the first two meetings this season. Brooklyn has played much better of late with players getting healthy and contributions from Plumlee and Jack.

Chicago 98, Brooklyn 94

This game should be close when its all said and done.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.