Week 4 of the 2021-22 NBA season continues with 11 games on Friday, November 12, including the interconference showdown at Chase Center in San Francisco, so we bring you the best Bulls vs. Warriors betting pick and odds.
Chicago opened as a 5.5-point road underdog with a total of 221.5 points on Bookmaker Sportsbook. The visitors miss Nikola Vucevic (COVID-19), Coby White (shoulder), and Patrick Williams (wrist), while the Warriors are without Klay Thompson (Achilles) and James Wiseman (knee).
The Bulls aim for their third straight win
The Chicago Bulls (8-3; 8-3 ATS) start a five-game road trip, hoping to overcome Nikola Vucevic’s absence. Vooch has struggled through the first 11 games of the new season, averaging 13.6 points a night on a 39.5% shooting from the field, but he’s been regular in the Bulls’ starting lineup, posting 10.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
The Bulls are coming off a 117-107 home victory to the Dallas Mavericks this past Wednesday. It was their second win in a row, and Zach LaVine led the way with 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field. The Bulls made 50.6% of their field goals and 48.4% of their 3-pointers, leading by as many as 18 points.
Chicago is scoring 111.7 points per 100 possessions (6th in the NBA) on 46.6% shooting from the field (tied-5th) and 36.7% from beyond the arc (7th). The Bulls are yielding 104.3 points in a return (8th) on 44.4% shooting from the field and 36.7% from downtown (23rd).
The Warriors are rolling on a six-game win streak
The Golden State Warriors have lost only one of their first 11 games in 2021-22, going 7-3-1 ATS in the process. They are coming off a 123-110 home victory to the Minnesota Timberwolves this past Wednesday, extending their winning streak to six games.
Andrew Wiggins had a revenge game, dropping 35 points on the T-Wolves. Steph Curry had 25 points and six assists, while Kevon Looney posted a double-double of 11 points and 17 rebounds. The Dubs shot 47.1% from the field and only 27.5% from deep (11-for-40) but held Minnesota to 40.6% shooting from the field.
Golden State is tallying 113.1 points per 100 possessions (3rd in the NBA) while yielding only 99.8 in a return (1st). The Warriors are leading the league in opponent field goal percentage (42.0%) and are third in opponent 3-point percentage (31.4%).
- 1-5 ATS in the last six games against Golden State
- 1-4 ATS in the last five road games as underdogs
- 6-0 ATS in the last six home games against Chicago
- 5-0-1 ATS in the last six games overall
- 6-0 ATS in the last six games against the Central Division
Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors Pick
The Warriors listed Draymond Green (thigh contusion) as questionable for this game, and his eventual absence could affect the line. I don’t feel comfortable with a 5.5-point spread, expecting to see a tight, hard-fought battle, but going against the red-hot Warriors doesn’t look like a smart move.
Golden State is doing a tremendous job on the defensive end, though Green’s injury is a blow for the Warriors. Still, the Bulls are without Nikola Vucevic, so the visitors will have a mountain to climb given their injury-depleted frontcourt.
Pick: Take Golden State Warriors -5.5 at -110
While the Warriors play at the fourth-fastest pace in the league (101.5 possessions per 48 minutes), the Bulls are recording 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes (tied-20th). Chicago has to slow down things or will be in big trouble, so I’m going with the under on the totals.
The under is 7-3 in Golden State’s last ten games overall, and it is 5-2 in the Warriors’ last seven encounters with the Eastern Conference. On the other side, the under is 13-7 in Chicago’s previous 20 outings at any location.
Pick: Go under 221.5 points at -110