The Phoenix Suns (34-29) take to the road for a matchup against the Chicago Bulls (29-34) at the United Center on Friday. The Phoenix Suns enter the match with the Western Conference’s fourth-best record, while the Chicago Bulls rank 11th in the Eastern Conference. This match is sure to be close, with both teams showing top-tier defensive play lately. It could come down to the last few seconds before a victor is determined.
Chicago Bulls VS Phoenix Suns Betting expert picks
Chicago Bulls VS Phoenix Suns Moneyline
Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win (1.42) on the moneyline at sports betting sites.
Going into Friday’s game, the Chicago Bulls are seen as the underdog with +200 moneyline odds. However, given their recent two-game win streak at United Center and the victory in their last match, the hosts should feel confident about their chances. The Phoenix Suns defeated the Chicago Bulls 132-113 in their only regular season matchup thus far. They take to the road for the rematch as favorites, according to the -240 moneyline odds. This implies a 71% chance of a road win for the visitors, who have gone 7-3 recently.
Bet on the Phoenix Suns for the outright moneyline win. The visitors have gone 8-2 in their past ten matchups against the Chicago Bulls, winning the last game 132-113 at Footprint Center on December 2022.
Chicago Bulls VS Phoenix Suns Spread
Take the Chicago Bulls +6.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Phoenix Suns open as the 6-point road favorites against the Chicago Bulls, according to the oddsmakers. They’ve triumphed in four of their last five trips to the United Center, winning by an average of 6.3 points.
The Chicago Bulls have gone 17-14 ATS at the United Center. Their overall record for the season is 30-32-1 ATS. In their previous ten games, the Chicago Bulls went 2-8 ATS overall and 7-3 ATS in the last ten at home.
The Phoenix Suns have a 16-15-1 ATS road record for the season, going 33-28-2 ATS in all games. The visitors have gone 5-3-2 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 6-3-1 ATS.
Chicago Bulls VS Phoenix Suns Total
Take Total under 222.5 (1.91) on the total.
Games between the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns tend to be high-scoring affairs. The total averaged 226.1 points in their past ten matchups and 222.6 points in the last five at United Center.
For the latest Chicago Bulls-Phoenix Suns game, the total line is set at 222.5. This is 10.9 points less than the combined 233.4-point average the two teams managed in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
The Chicago Bulls are 11-18 O/U at the United Center this season. The score finished under the total in eight of their last nine home games. The hosts have gone 0-5 O/U in their past five home games, while their record for the last ten is 2-8 O/U.
The Phoenix Suns are 15-16 O/U away from home this season. The score finished under the total in six of their last seven road games. The total averaged 214.6 points in the away team’s last five road games, going under four times.
Chicago Bulls VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (-240) | Chicago Bulls (+200)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns -6.0 (-110) | Chicago Bulls +6.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 222.5 (-110) | (-110)
Chicago Bulls Form
The Chicago Bulls had a stroke of luck in their latest game, emerging victorious with a score of 115-117 against the Detroit Pistons. This win brought their record for the past 10 games up to 3-7. They are 18-13 at home and 29-34 for the season.
Entering Friday’s matchup, the Chicago Bulls have been an average team in terms of offensive capability, averaging 113.0 points per game. The defense, on the other hand, has really stepped up against opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, the hosts have only given up 100.0 points on average. This is better than how they’ve fared over the season, having allowed 112.3 points per game in comparison.
After 63 regular season games, the Chicago Bulls are in serious danger of failing to return to the playoffs. Last year’s first-round contestants have only gone 29-34 this season. They rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, outside the postseason berths going into the second half of the year.
Javonte Green and Lonzo Ball are set to miss the Chicago Bulls game due to injuries.
Phoenix Suns Form
The surging Phoenix Suns have won seven of their past 10 games. They are coming off a 91-105 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Their road record is 13-19 this season.
The Phoenix Suns will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 112.6 points per game this season. The away defense is one of the toughest to break in the league, giving up an average of only 110.9 points to their opponents in all games and 112.3 on the road.
The Phoenix Suns have been performing to expectations as a playoff contender. Last season’s Western Conference semi-finalists currently hold a 34-29 record and are fourth in the conference standings. They are in second place in the Pacific Division after having played 63 games.
The Phoenix Suns enter their latest game with 2 players sidelined in Terrence Ross and Landry Shamet.
Chicago Bulls VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
The Phoenix Suns had the upper hand in the previous standoff with the Chicago Bulls, winning by a 132-113 margin at the Footprint Center on December 2022. Playing the Chicago Bulls on the road has delivered some memorable performances from the Phoenix Suns. In the last five road games alone, the away team came out as the victor four times.
While the Chicago Bulls averaged 110 points, the Phoenix Suns performed an average of 116.1 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.