Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 18, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Suns (49-10) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Bulls (39-21)
  • Total (Over/Under): 230.5 points
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 at 10:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSAZ & NBCS-CHI

The Chicago Bulls visit Footprint Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 10:00pm EDT in Phoenix.

The Suns are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Bulls are 38-29 against the spread, while the Suns are 36-32 against the spread.

The Bulls vs Suns Over/Under is 230.5 total points for the game.


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Bulls vs. Suns Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Chicago Bulls+5.5 -110O 230.5 -115200
Phoenix Suns -5.5 -110U 230.5 -115-250

Against the spread this NBA season, the Bulls have gone:

  • 38-29 against the Spread (+6.1 Units / 8.28% ROI)
  • 41-26 against the Moneyline (+10.9 Units / 8.42% ROI)
  • 33-32 against the Over for game total points (-2.2 Units / -2.99% ROI)
  • 32-33 against the Under for game total points (-4.3 Units / -5.83% ROI)
  • Away – Positive ATS Trends
  • Away – Negative ATS Trends

Against the spread this NBA season, the Suns have gone:

  • 36-32 against the Spread (+0.8 Units / 1.07% ROI)
  • 54-14 against the Moneyline (+25.25 Units / 9.74% ROI)
  • 35-33 against the Over for game total points (-1.35 Units / -1.8% ROI)
  • 33-35 against the Under for game total points (-5.5 Units / -7.36% ROI)
  • Home – Positive ATS Trends
  • Home – Negative ATS Trends

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Chicago Bulls: Keys to the Game vs. the Phoenix Suns

The Bulls are 15-5 (.750) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

The Bulls are 17-2 (.895) when forcing an eFG of 50% or worse this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .769

The Bulls are 9-5 (.643) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

Phoenix Suns: Keys to the Game vs. the Chicago Bulls

The Suns are 33-9 (.786) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .508

The Suns are 20-3 (.870) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

The Suns are 35-2 (.946) when scoring 110 or more points this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .726

The Suns were 29-8 (.784) when they win the turnover margin last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

Injury Report: Suns vs. BullsFriday‘s Game, Mar. 18

  • Dario Saric (Suns): The Suns announced that Sario has a torn ACL in his right knee.
  • Cameron Johnson (Suns): Johnson did not play in Wednesday’s (Mar. 16) game against Houston.
  • Frank Kaminsky (Suns): Kaminsky had surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated in eight weeks, according to Kellan Olson arizonasports.com.
  • Chris Paul (Suns): The Suns announced that Paul has a thumb fracture and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks.
  • Patrick Williams (Bulls): Williams is working towards returning to NBA action next week, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Lonzo Ball (Bulls): The Bullls announced that Ball will undergo surgery on his left knee and is expected to return in 6-8 weeks.

Chicago Bulls Offensive Stats & Trends

The Bulls are shooting 39% from three (502/1,295) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

The Bulls have 18.6 free throw attempts per game since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.4

The Bulls are shooting 40% from three (258/641) in the first half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

The Bulls have averaged 0.55 points per possession (4,780 points/9,111 possessions) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.52

Phoenix Suns Offensive Stats & Trends

The Suns averaged 0.57 points per possession (8,300 points/15,190 possessions) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

The Suns had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,939 assists/ 864 TOs) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Suns have averaged 0.54 points per possession (4,839 points/9,461 possessions) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.52

The Suns are shooting 48% (4,946/10,198) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 46%

Chicago Bulls Defensive Stats & Trends

The Bulls averaged 6.7 steals per game (482 steals/72 games) last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.5

The Bulls have averaged 4.3 blocks per game (247 blocks/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.0

The Bulls averaged 4.2 blocks per game (304 blocks/72 games) last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Bulls have averaged 6.7 steals per game (390 steals/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

Phoenix Suns Defensive Stats & Trends

The Suns have averaged 36.0 defensive rebounds per game (1,546 rebounds/43 games) this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Suns have 371 steals this season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Suns have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (180 blocks/43 games) this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Suns have averaged 4.3 blocks per game (249 blocks/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.0


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