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The Washington Wizards aim for a third straight victory when they host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Washington is 19-18 at home with a 32-42 overall record, and the Wizards have a rest advantage against a Chicago team on a back-to-back. Kyle Kuzma (knee) is out for Washington, while Zach LaVine (knee) is questionable for the Bulls.

Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bulls as 3.5-point favorites on the road, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the Over-Under, is 222.5 in the latest Bulls vs. Wizards odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Bulls vs. Wizards match-up, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 24 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 83-51 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Bulls vs. Wizards. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Wizards vs. Bulls:

  • Bulls vs. Wizards spread: Bulls -3.5
  • Bulls vs. Wizards over-under: 222.5 points
  • Bulls vs. Wizards money line: Bulls -170, Wizards +145
  • CHI: The Bulls are 7-7-1 against the spread with no rest
  • WASH: The Wizards are 23-21-2 against the spread in conference games
Featured Game | Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls

Why the Bulls can cover

Chicago's offense is very strong, and Washington struggles on defense. The Bulls rank in the top five of the NBA in shooting efficiency, converting 48 percent of field-goal attempts and 37 percent of 3-point attempts. That leads to a top-10 overall mark in points per possession, and the Bulls are shooting well over 80 percent from the free-throw line. Chicago commits fewer than 13 turnovers per game, a top-eight mark, and the Bulls are above-average in generating almost 13 fast-break points per game. 

On defense, Washington ranks No. 25 in the NBA in efficiency, and the Wizards are last in the league in turnover creation rate and steals per game. The Wizards are also in the bottom quartile of the league in free-throw attempts allowed, and Chicago has defensive strengths to bolster the team's overall projection. The Bulls rank in the top 10 of the NBA in defensive rebound rate, second-chance points allowed and 3-pointers allowed per game.

Why the Wizards can cover

Washington has elite traits on both sides of the floor. The Wizards lead the NBA in fast break prevention, allowing only 8.7 points per game. Washington is also No. 2 in the league in limiting three-pointers, yielding 11.2 per game. The Wizards rank in the top eight of the league in two-point accuracy allowed (52.0 percent) and assists allowed (23.3 per game), and Chicago is a bottom-10 team in free throw creation on offense. 

Offensively, Washington has a favorable matchup against a Chicago defense that is strongly below-average in field goal percentage allowed, three-point percentage allowed, and turnover creation. The Wizards are shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 54.0 percent inside the arc, with above-average marks in assists (24.7 per game), turnovers (13.1 per game), and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.88). Washington is also strong at the free throw line, making 78.6 percent of 22.0 attempts per game.

How to make Wizards vs. Bulls picks

The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 231 points. It's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bulls vs. Wizards? And which side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.