Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, Preview and Odds - 12/02/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 10:00 pm ET, Friday, December 2, 2022
Venue:  Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Where to Watch:  ESPN

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Bulls +7, Warriors -7; Over/Under:  234 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Bulls +7, Warriors -7; Over/Under:  235 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Bulls +7, Warriors -7; Over/Under:  234 points
 

Season Record

Chicago Bulls:  9-12 (4th place, Central Division)
Golden State Warriors:  11-11 (4th place, Pacific Division)
 
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Recent Form
Chicago Bulls:  4-6 last 10
Golden State Warriors:  6-4 last 10

 

Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors Preview and Analysis

 
The Bulls are coming into this game with a 9-12 record overall and they are 4-7 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Los Angeles Lakers in their last game. DeMar DeRozan led the team in points in that game with 29 while Zach LaVine was next on the team with 21 points. Zach LaVine led the team in assists in that game with 7 while Nikola Vucevic led the team in rebounds with 8. They were 50% from the field, 16% from 3-point range, and 81.8% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 112 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 112.7 PPG against them. The Bulls have an ATS record of 10-10-1 this season and their O/U record is 9-12.
 
 
 
The Warriors are coming into this game with an 11-11 record overall and they are 9-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Dallas Mavericks in their last game. Stephen Curry led the team in points in that game with 32 while Jonathan Kuminga was next on the team with 14 points. Jordan Poole led the team in assists in that game with 9 while Jonathan Kuminga led the team in rebounds with 10. They were 47.7% from the field, 25.6% from 3-point range, and 78.3% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 117.5 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 117.2 PPG against them. The Warriors have an ATS record of 9-13 this season and their O/U record is 13-8-1.

 

Bulls vs Warriors Prediction

The current betting odds have the Warriors listed as a 7 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Warriors are the defending NBA Champions but they haven't looked very good in a lot of their games. They have been struggling to stay above .500 this season and have really been bad in their road games as they can't seem to win a lot of games on the road. They are going to be at home here though where a majority of their wins have come this season and they have been crushing teams when they play at home. The Bulls haven't been great at all to start the season as they are sitting below .500 and have struggled to win their games even at home. They are going to be on the road in a tough building to play in here and the Warriors have been very healthy for the entire season too. The Warriors will bring their best effort here since playing at home is where they get most of their wins and they are going to take advantage of their opportunity here against another team that has been struggling in their games. The best way to place a bet here is on the Warriors to cover the spread in this game.
 
Bulls Warriors Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Friday, December 2, 2022 (10:00 pm ET start time) is Warriors 124 Bulls 112.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Chicago Bulls: 10-20 ATS after a blowout loss by 15 points or more. 23-16 UNDER when the total is greater than or equal to 230. 7-2 UNDER after a game where they failed to cover the spread.
Golden State Warriors: 63-37 ATS in home games. 18-10 ATS after a loss by 6 points or less. 16-6 UNDER against Central division opponents. 
 

Key Injuries

 
Chicago Bulls:  L. Ball (PG) Mid Jan - Knee.
Golden State Warriors:  A. Iguodala (SG) Out indefinitely - Hip.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
“We threw everything at him. We trapped him, we threw a box and one at him. We tried to face guard him and to his credit had a great night.” - Billy Donovan on Devin Booker after his team’s loss against the Suns in their game on Wednesday. 
 
 
“Hardaway’s shot was the key, I thought, down the stretch. We have to expect that teams are going to make shots against us. We’re going to be circled on every team’s calendar.” - Steve Kerr after his team’s loss against the Mavericks in their game on Tuesday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Chicago Bulls
PG Ayo Dosunmu
SG Zach LaVine
SF DeMar DeRozan 
PF Patrick Williams
C Nikola Vucevic
 
Golden State Warriors
PG Stephen Curry
SG Klay Thompson
SF Andrew Wiggins
PF Draymond Green
C Kevon Looney
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Chicago Bulls
PPG: D. DeRozan (26.3)
APG: D. DeRozan (4.6)
Reb/G: N. Vucevic (11.2)
 
Golden State Warriors
PPG: S. Curry (31.4)
APG: D. Green (7.1)
Reb/G: K. Looney (6.8)
 
Coaches:
Chicago Bulls: Billy Donovan (3rd season)
Golden State Warriors: Steve Kerr (9th season)
 


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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