Bulls at Suns Preview and Pick: The Phoenix Suns host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night for what amounts to a big game for both teams. Chicago is trying to make a late-season playoff push in the Eastern Conference, and the Phoenix Suns are looking to improve their seed in the West.
The Bulls have now lost four straight games, and they are heading in the wrong direction. Chicago comes into this game with an overall record of 19-26, and they are not currently a playoff team in the Eastern Conference.
Phoenix has won three straight games and six of their last seven. The Suns are currently leading the Pacific Division with a record of 32-14, and they enter play with a ton of momentum.
The Phoenix Suns are seven-point favorites over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Bulls at Suns Preview and Pick: Vucevic Not Bringing Any Magic
The Bulls made a huge move at the Trade Deadline, acquiring center Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic. Chicago has gone 0-2 since the arrival of the big man, and that was not the start that they were hoping to have.
All-Star Zach LaVine leads this team with 27.5 points per game, and he has the ability to go off for 40 or so points at any time. LaVine finally has a talented big man to play alongside, but the Bulls need their star to still take over games when needed.
Chicago averages nearly 113 points per game, which is slightly better than the league average. The offense hasn’t been a problem for the Bulls, but they are not a good defensive team.
The Bulls have given up at least 116 points in three of their last four losses, and that’s not going to work against the Suns. If Chicago does not lock in on that end of the floor, then it’s going to be a very long night.
Bulls at Suns Preview and Pick: Suns Are Electric
Most NBA experts predicted that the Phoenix Suns would be a playoff team in 2020-21, but no one saw this good of a run coming. Phoenix has been acquiring young talent, and draft picks over the last few years, and they are one of the most electric and exciting teams in the NBA.
Phoenix is scoring 113.5 points per game, but they can easily put up 120-130 on a night when they are making shots. The Suns have a very deep team, and that depth will give the Bulls some trouble on Wednesday night.
Devin Booker leads the team with 25 points per game, and Chris Paul has a team-high 8.5 assists per game. If Booker is hitting his shots, it can spell big trouble for the Bulls.
The Suns have also proven to be a great defensive team, allowing just 107.4 points per game. Phoenix is doing it all well at this point and will be a real threat when the playoffs begin.
Bulls at Suns Preview and Pick: Suns Score Too Much For Bulls
The Chicago Bulls have not played well since Vucevic arrived in Chicago from Orlando, and that’s a disturbing trend for Billy Donovan and his team. The schedule hasn’t exactly been favorable, and things won’t be any easier for the Bulls on Wednesday night.
Phoenix looks like a team that has a legitimate shot at winning the NBA Championship this season, and they play even better on their home floor. The Suns should have no trouble putting up points against a Bulls defense that has really struggled.
Chicago has the offense to stick around for a while, but they just don’t have enough depth to provide a real challenge. The Suns will take control of this game in the second half and cruise to victory.
Bet the Phoenix Suns -7.0 over the Chicago Bulls in this NBA showdown on Wednesday night.
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