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On Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, the Brooklyn Nets (7-3) are facing off versus the Chicago Bulls (6-3) at United Center. Thus far, the Nets are 5-5 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Bulls are 6-3 against the spread. BetUS odds are posted down below.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 8 p.m. ET

Location: United Center; Chicago, Illinois

TV channels: NBA League Pass, NBA TV, NBC Sports Chicago, YES Network

Radio broadcast: WSCR/WRTO, WFAN-FM

Live stream: DIRECTV STREAM (cancel within 14 days for a full refund)

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Bulls have a 51.8% probability of winning

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Retrieved from Land of Basketball’s database, based on 176 regular season games played all-time between these two Eastern Conference contenders, the Bulls lead the series 94 to 82. Though, Brooklyn is 2-1 versus Chicago in the team’s three previous head-to-head meetings. On May 15, 2021, the last time these teams played another, the Nets won 105-91 at Barclays Center. In addition to the Bulls’ struggles the last several seasons, the Nets are 8-2 against them in their past 10 head-to-head performances.

Leading into tonight’s intraconference game, the Nets have recalled Day’Ron Sharpe and Cam Thomas from the Long Island Nets, their NBA G League affiliate. And, the organization assigned Nic Claxton to Long Island. For the Bulls, per head coach Billy Donovan, point guard Coby White is close to being cleared to practice. He had to rest his injured shoulder. White had surgery to repair a torn labrum in the offseason. Over the summertime, the training staff said he would miss about four months.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls betting lines and odds

Nets vs Bulls Injury Report, Odds, Picks, Predictions and Preview

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 216.5

Point spread: Bulls -1 (-110)

Best moneyline: Nets +120, Bulls -140

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls injury report

Nets: SF James Johnson (questionable) | PG Kyrie Irving (out indefinitely) | C Nicolas Claxton (out indefinitely)

Bulls: PG Coby White (out indefinitely) | PF Patrick Williams (out for the season)

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls preview

Moreover, on Sunday, in the Nets’ 116-103 road loss versus the Raptors, forward Kevin Durant led his team in scoring, putting up 31 points in 37 minutes of action. Guard James Harden ended his performance with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in 39 minutes played. In addition to out-rebounding the Raptors 48 to 34, the Nets played an excellent game offensively.

Brooklyn shot 41-for-79 (51.9%) from the field and 17-for-38 (44.7%) from three-point range. However, the Nets were also outscored 54 to 36 in the paint. The short-range shots can add up over the course of any given game. Plus, in the third quarter, Brooklyn outscored Toronto 35 to 17. They are now on a five game winning streak, and the team is 4-2 at home and 3-1 away.

Besides the Nets’ excellent performance on Sunday, Bulls fans wish they could say the same. In the Bulls’ 114-105 loss versus the 76ers, guard Zach LaVine scored a team-high 32 points in 38 minutes spent on the court. Forward DeMar DeRozan closed out his showing with 25 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 35 minutes played.

While the Bulls lost only their third game of the 2021-22 regular season, Saturday was a big test for them. Some bettors are unsure if Chicago will remain in a playoff spot come time to April of next year. Anyways, in their nine-point loss, they shot 37-for-92 (40.2%) from the floor and 7-for-29 (24.1%) from behind the arc. At the present time, the Bulls are 3-2 at home and 3-1 away.

Projected starting lineup

Nets: PG James Harden | SG Joe Harris | SF Bruce Brown | PF Kevin Durant | C Blake Griffin

Bulls: PG Lonzo Ball | SG Zach LaVine | SF Jevonte Green | PF DeMar DeRozan | C Nikola Vucevic

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls prediction

Additionally, the total for tonight’s Eastern Conference thriller is set at 216.5. According to the spread consensus, 61% of bettors are predicting the Nets will cover the spread at United Center. Pertaining to the total consensus, 88% of gamblers are hoping the total will go over 216.5. Currently, Brooklyn is 7-2 as a selected favorite, 0-1 as an underdog and 2-2 ATS away. As for Chicago, the team is 4-2 as a favorite, 2-1 as an underdog and 3-2 ATS at home. This is a tricky matchup.

For interesting betting trends, the Nets are 5-0 straight up in their last five performances. The total has also gone under in eight of the team’s past 10 games. In addition to the total going under in five of their previous six contests played versus Central Division opponents, they are 5-1 ATS on the road in their last six performances at United Center.

On the flip side, the Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their past 10 games. Also, the total has gone under in 14 of the team’s last 20 contests. And, the total has gone under in 10 of their previous 13 home games. To add to these betting statistics, the Bulls are 1-5 SU in their past six games played in November. So, Chicago is one a two-game losing streak, while Brooklyn is on a five-game winning streak. Stick with the Nets to win and cover the spread.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls betting pick

Pick the Nets to win on the road, they will cover the spread and the total will go under 216.5. Brooklyn is a one-point underdog with BetUS.

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