This is the fifth game of a six-game trip for the Bulls but they will be rested as they haven’t played since Monday and they won’t finish the road trip until next Monday at Milwaukee. The Jazz are favored at home against the Bulls in NBA betting.
Basketball betting has the Jazz playing the third game of a six-game homestand. Normally the Jazz are a great team in basketball betting at home but they have struggled somewhat this season. In this series against the Bulls they have not been a bargain either in basketball betting. The Bulls have won three in a row against the Jazz and swept the season series 2-0 last year for the first time since the 2004-05 season. Last basketball betting season it was Derrick Rose averaging 24.5 points and six assists per game against the Jazz. Mehmet Okur averaged 24.5 points and 11 rebounds per game while Paul Millsap averaged 21.5 points and 10 rebounds per game. Chicago has an all-time record of 17-25 on the road against Utah.
Chicago has covered in NBA betting in 7 of the last 10 games against Utah. Last year the Bulls won 106-98 at home and 101-100 at Utah. The Bulls have covered four of the last five basketball betting meetings at Utah.
The Bulls are 6-7 straight up this season but a poor 4-9 against the NBA betting number. Chicago has really struggled on the road this season going 2-6 in basketball betting. The Bulls have gone under in 9 of their 13 games this season. Chicago has struggled to score this season as they are near the bottom of the league but their defense has been solid ranking 12th in the league as basketball betting stats show.
Utah is 7-6 straight up and 6-7 against the NBA betting pointspread. The Jazz are just 3-3 in basketball betting at home. They have gone over the basketball betting total in 8 of their 13 games overall and four of their six home games. The Jazz are 13th in the league in points scored while they are 16th in points allowed as basketball betting statistics indicate. Utah has struggled with injuries again this season. Kyle Korver, C.J. Miles and Matt Harpring are all out and earlier this year Deron Williams missed time.