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repost bttn suprsd NBA Picks Against the Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls

Thursday night only has two games on the schedule as the NBA takes a back seat to college football and the NFL. While many sports betting fans will be laying a few bucks on Florida State vs Virginia Tech or Colts vs Jaguars, I am going to stick with the NBA.

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Current Record Against the Spread: 1-1-1, -.10

Thunder vs Bulls

NBA Picks Against the Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls

Thursday night only has two games on the schedule as the NBA takes a back seat to college football and the NFL. While many sports betting fans will be laying a few bucks on Florida State vs Virginia Tech or Colts vs Jaguars, I am going to stick with the NBA.

The Thunder has started the season without “the beard” James Harden who was traded away to the Rockets. The result has been a very inconsistent Thunder team that has alternated wins and losses to start the season.

The Chicago Bulls are also playing without their best player. A torn ACL has Derrick Rose out until at least after the All-Star break, but the Bulls are playing very well without the All-Pro. Despite the decent play of the Bulls, the odds still favor the Thunder.

Thunder vs Bulls Odds: I use a line service to track odds, breaking injuries, officials and steam plays and right now Sports Options has the Thunder as 1.5 point favorites. If you are going to succeed on a nightly basis, get a line service, and if you want to try SportsOptions, here is a FREE TRIAL courtesy Bookie Blitz.

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NBA Picks Against the Spread: Thunder vs Bulls

So what does that line show? It shows that the public is not thrown by the slow start of the Thunder. It also shows me that the public is on the Thunder and that is the first reason I will back the Bulls, the second reason is defense.

The Bulls are allowing 88.8 points per contest and that is how they win ballgames. The Thunder are struggling to put up points this season as they adjust to life without Harden. Until they get it fixed, they will be a fade play for me against better teams, like the Bulls.

Joakim Noah may be making news for trying to win Big Macs for the fans, but truth be told, he looks great this year. He is picking up the load on offense and giving the Bulls another scoring option along with Luol Deng.

The Thunder are 0-3-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 4 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 against the Eastern Conference and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 Thursday games and 62-30 ATS in their last 92 games playing on 1 days rest.

Give me the home team and the points on TNT for Thursday night hoops.

BEST BET: Chicago Bulls +1.5

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 NBA Picks Against the Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls