NBA Free Premium Play 02/09
Pick: Over 216 (Play up to 218)
Odds: -105 / 1.95 on Pinnacle Sports OR -110 / 1.91 on BetOnline
Chicago is coming from a loss at Sacramento, where their defense didn't look good. Sure the Kings had a super slow start with only 9 points scored in the first quarter, but then they scored 32, 36 and 27 points in the following quarters. The combo of Grant, Lavine and Holiday doesn't work together. Minnesota's offense will surely explore the Bulls' poor rim defense and especially Wiggins, Butler and Towns will have very favorable matchups against Holiday, Lavine and Markannen respectively. On the other side, the Bulls' offense relies a lot on perimeter shoots and Minnesota's perimeter defense has been awful all season long, with 38.6% 3pts allowed on their last 10 games. Markannen will return tonight and this will help Chicago's offense a lot due to their shooting ability. I expect a very high scoring contest and so, I'll be taking the Over in here.