Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, Preview and Odds - 10/30/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 30, 2021
Venue:  United Center, Chicago, IL
Where to Watch:  NBCS-CHI+

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Jazz -4, Bulls +4; Over/Under:  217.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Jazz -4, Bulls +4; Over/Under:  217 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Jazz -4, Bulls +4; Over/Under:  217.5 points
 

Season Record

Utah Jazz:  4-0 (1st place, Northwest Division)
Chicago Bulls:  4-1 (1st place, Central Division)
 
Do not miss out on our expert handicapper analysis! Ben Burns is on a 23-6 (NBA) RUN! Make sure you check out his picks and many more from the expert handicappers featured in the Shop Picks section.

 

Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Utah Jazz:  4-0 last 4
Chicago Bulls:  4-1 last 5
 
 
 

Utah Jazz Analysis

The Jazz are coming into this game with a 4-0 record overall and they are 2-0 in their road games where they will be in this game. They have opened their season with 4 straight wins against the OKC Thunder, the Sacramento Kings, the Denver Nuggets, and the Houston Rockets in their last game. They smashed the Rockets from start to finish in that game, pulling out to a lead in the first quarter and just running away with the game from there. Bojan Bogdanovic led the team in points in that game with 19 while Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson off the bench were both next on the team with 16 points each. There were a lot of different players involved in the offense in this game including a lot of bench support as well. Donovan Mitchell led the team in assists with 6 while Gobert led the team in rebounds in that game with 14. Their offense is averaging 115.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 97 PPG against them. The Jazz opened their last game as a 9 point favorite with that line closing around 9 points while the point total opened at 223.5 and closed around the same number. The Jazz covered the spread in that game winning by 31 points while the game stayed under the total with 213 total points. 
 
 

Chicago Bulls Analysis

The Bulls are coming into this game with a 4-1 record overall to start their season off and they are 2-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They opened their season with 4 straight wins but had that streak snapped in their last game against the New York Knicks with a 1 point loss. They trailed in that game the entire time until they finally made a late fourth quarter comeback but just fell short losing the game by 1 point. Zach LaVine led the team in points in that game with 25 while Nikola Vucevic was next on the team with 22 points. DeMar DeRozan also had a good game with 20 points in that one. Vucevic along with Alex Caruso off the bench both led the team in assists in that game with 6 each while Vucevic led the team in rebounds with 8. Their offense is averaging 106.6 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 98.8 PPG against them. The Bulls opened their last game as a 4 point favorite with that line closing around 1 point while the point total opened at 215 and closed around 217 points. The Bulls not only did not cover the spread in that game but they lost it straight up on the moneyline cashing the +100 for the Knicks while the game stayed under the total with 207 total points. 
 
 

 

Jazz vs Bulls Prediction

The Bulls are coming into this game as a 4 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Jazz have opened their season with 4 straight wins and they are now the only undefeated team left in the NBA. The Bulls are on their home court here and they are coming off of a game where they were handed their first loss of the season and lost that game by 1 point after making a big comeback at the end of the game but just falling short on a DeRozan air ball that could have won them the game. They will be looking to bounce back from that loss here at home and will have extra motivation to hand the Jazz their first loss of the season. The best bet to place in this game is on the Bulls to cover the spread here and to win the game straight up on the moneyline as they will be highly motivated for this game.
 
Jazz Bulls Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Saturday, October 30, 2021 (8:00 pm ET start time) is Bulls 104 Jazz 101.
Don't miss our champion handicappers betting insights, free NBA picks and expert basketball picks today.  And if you enjoyed this Utah Jazz Chicago Bulls prediction, be sure to drop by every day for our weekly NBA predictions and previews.
 

NBA Betting Trends

 
Utah Jazz: 401-343 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 1066-1023 ATS in all games. 124-95 ATS when the total is 210 to 219.5. 652-589 ATS as a favorite. 216-192 ATS as a road favorite. 152-131 ATS against Central division opponents.
Chicago Bulls: 324-346 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 1034-1042 ATS in all games. 90-103 ATS when the total is 210 to 219.5. 209-220 ATS as a home underdog. 500-544 ATS in home games. 321-362 ATS in the first half of the season.
 

Key Injuries

 
Utah Jazz:  H. Whiteside (C) Prob Sat - Hand injury. E. Paschall (PF) Prob Sat - Face injury. Miye Oni (SG) Prob Sat - Illness. Mike Conley (PG) Out Sat - Knee injury. R. Gay (SF) Ques Sat - Foot injury.
Chicago Bulls:  Patrick Williams (SF) Late April - Wrist injury. M. Simonovic (C) Ques Fri - Thumb injury. C. White (SG) Mid Nov - Shoulder injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I think every night, it's going to be a different player playing good basketball, but at the end of the night, as long as we're getting the (win), we're all going to be happy." - Bojan Bogdanovic on his team’s win over the Rockets in a blowout. 
 
 
"It was a good game. It was our first real test and it came down to that last shot. We fought back. I just wish we got into it a little sooner where we could take a lead." - Zach LaVine on their loss to the Knicks in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Utah Jazz
PG     Jordan Clarkson
SG     Donovan Mitchell
SF     Bojan Bogdanovic
PF     Royce O'Neale
C     Rudy Gobert
 
Chicago Bulls
PG    Lonzo Ball
SG    Zach LaVine
SF    DeMar DeRozan
PF    Javonte Green
C     Nikola Vucevic
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Utah Jazz
PPG: D. Mitchell (20)
APG: D. Mitchell (5)
Reb/G: R. Gobert (17.8)
 
Chicago Bulls
PPG: Z. LaVine (25.4)
APG: L. Ball (5)
Reb/G: N. Vucevic (10.8) 
 
Coaches:
Utah Jazz: Quin Snyder (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.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

© 2021 Al McMordie's BigAl.com. All Rights Reserved.