Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, Preview and Odds - 01/14/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:30 pm ET, Friday, January 14, 2022
Venue:  United Center, Chicago, IL
Where to Watch:  ESPN

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Warriors +3, Bulls -3; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Warriors NL, Bulls NL; Over/Under:  NL points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Warriors +3.5, Bulls -3.5; Over/Under:  222.5 points
 

Season Record

Golden State Warriors:  30-10 (2nd place, Pacific Division)
Chicago Bulls:  27-12 (1st place, Central Division)
 
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Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Golden State Warriors:  6-4 last 10
Chicago Bulls:  8-2 last 10
 
 
 

Golden State Warriors Analysis

The Warriors are coming into this game with a 30-10 record overall and they are 12-7 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Cleveland Cavaliers while their 3 losses in that span came against the Dallas Mavericks, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Memphis Grizzlies in their last game. Stephen Curry led the team in points in that game with 27 while Klay Thompson was next on the team with 14 points. Curry also led the team in assists in that game with 10 and he led the team in rebounds with 10. They were 42.7% from the field, 36.1% from 3-point range, and 86.2% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 109.8 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 101.3 PPG against them. The Warriors have an ATS record of 23-15-2 this season and their O/U record is 13-25-2.
 
 

Chicago Bulls Analysis

The Bulls are coming into this game with a 27-12 record overall and they are 15-5 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Detroit Pistons while their 2 losses in that span came against the Dallas Mavericks and the Brooklyn Nets in their last game. Zach LaVine led the team in points in that game with 22 while DeMar DeRozan was next on the team with 19 points. Lonzo Ball led the team in assists in that game with 7 and he also led the team in rebounds with 7. They were 46.9% from the field, 36.7% from 3-point range, and 80.6% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 111.5 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 107.8 PPG against them. The Bulls have an ATS record of 23-16 this season and their O/U record is 19-19-1.
 
 

 

Warriors vs Bulls Prediction

The Bulls are coming into this game as a 3 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Bulls have been playing very well recently, they have lost 2 of their last 3 games but that was at the end of a 9 game win streak for them and they should be bouncing back in this game with how they have been playing. The Warriors have not been playing well losing 2 straight games and they have lost 4 of their last 5 games. They have been dealing with some injuries but they have not been able to play well in their games and they have found themselves trailing a lot recently. Until the Warriors start to play better again they cannot be trusted to go into Chicago on the road and win against a very hot Bulls team right now. The best bet to place in this game is on the Bulls to cover the spread here.
 
Warriors Bulls Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Friday, January 14, 2022 (7:30 pm ET start time) is Bulls 106 Warriors 97.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Golden State Warriors: 13-26 O/U in all games. 5-10 O/U when the total is 220 to 229.5. 10-21 O/U as a road underdog of 6 points or less. 7-12 O/U in road games. 6-15 O/U against Central division opponents. 17-28 O/U when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days. 
Chicago Bulls: 24-13 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 23-16 ATS in all games. 6-3 ATS when the total is 220 to 229.5. 17-10 ATS as a favorite. 11-6 ATS as a home favorite. 13-7 ATS in home games. 5-1 ATS after 2 or more consecutive overs. 16-11 ATS off a upset loss as a favorite.
 

Key Injuries

 
Golden State Warriors:  D. Green (PF) Out Thurs. - Calf injury. J. Wiseman (C) Out indefinitely - Knee injury.
Chicago Bulls:  D. Jones Jr. (SF) Ques Sat - Leg injury. A. Caruso (SG) Late Jan - Foot injury. J. Green (SG) Early Feb - Groin injury. T. Cook (SF) Late Jan - Ankle injury. P. Williams (SF) Late April - Wrist injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I thought Tyus Jones shooting 3s broke the game open. That was the key." - Steve Kerr on his team’s loss against the Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
 
 
"I think you own it. I think our guys have worked hard up to this point to be where we are in the standings, and with that there's a greater responsibility." - Billy Donovan on his team’s loss against the Nets on Wednesday night.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Golden State Warriors
PG     Stephen Curry
SG     Klay Thompson
SF     Andrew Wiggins
PF     Otto Porter Jr.
C     Kevon Looney
 
Chicago Bulls
PG    Lonzo Ball
SG    Zach LaVine
SF    Derrick Jones Jr.
PF    DeMar DeRozan
C    Nikola Vucevic
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Golden State Warriors
PPG: S. Curry (26.8)
APG: D. Green (7.4)
Reb/G: D. Green (7.6)
 
Chicago Bulls
PPG: D. DeRozan (26)
APG: L. Ball (5.1)
Reb/G: N. Vucevic (11.2) 
 
Coaches:
Golden State Warriors: Steve Kerr (8th season)
Chicago Bulls: Billy Donovan (2nd season)
 


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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