Another playoff series in the Eastern Conference that starts tonight is the matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets. The game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN.
The Bulls are 45-37 SU and 36-46 ATS so far this season. They are 21-20 on the road, and are coming off of a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. In that game, they lost against the spread as 8 ½ point home favorites, and the total went OVER the 186 1/.2 point line that was set. Before that, they had a 102-84 win over the Orlando Magic, and won against the spread as 5 ½ point road favorites. The Bulls are 3-7 ATS over their last ten games.
The Nets are 49-33 SU and 39-40-3 ATS overall this year. They are 26-15 at home, and are coming off of a 103-99 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. In that one, they lost against the spread as 5 point home favorites, with the total going OVER the 196 ½ point line that was set. Prior to that, they had a 106-101 win over the Washington Wizards, and covered the spread as 4 ½ point home favorites. The Nets are 5-5 ATS over their last ten games.
Chicago is 4-0 ATS on Saturday night, and 7-2 ATS against the Atlantic Division. They are 2-6 ATS overall lately, and 2-6 ATS against the Eastern Conference. They are 6-1 ATS against teams with a winning record overall. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent Quarterfinals games, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 on the road. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 13 against the Atlantic Division.
Brooklyn is 5-2 ATS in the Quarterfinals of the playoffs, and 9-19 ATS on Saturday. They are 5-12 ATS at home, and 0-4 ATS at home against teams with a winning record on the road. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 8 games on Saturday, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 against the Central Division. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games overall, and OVER in 19 of their last 26 games in the Conference Quarterfinals. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 home games against teams with a winning road record.
Between these two, the Bulls are 5-2 ATS, and 4-0 ATS when playing in Brooklyn. The road team is 5-1 ATS, while the underdog is 4-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 15 meetings in Brooklyn.
For tonight’s game, the Nets are listed as a 4 ½ point home favorite. The over/under is set at 181 ½ points.