Nets vs. Bulls prediction, odds, pick and more – 11/8/21
The NBA season continues on Monday night. The Brooklyn Nets will hit the road and face off against the Chicago Bulls. It’s time to continue our NBA odds series and make a Nets-Bulls prediction and pick.
Two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference will clash on Monday. The Nets are 7-3 and coming off a very solid win on Sunday. The Bulls are 6-3 but are coming off a tough loss to a very good opponent. Monday’s game should be a good one.
Here’s how the bookmakers have set the odds for the Nets-Bulls Monday night matchup.
NBA Odds: Nets-Bulls Odds
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Brooklyn Nets: +1.5 (-115)
Chicago Bulls: -1.5 (-105)
Over: 216.5 (-110)
Under: 216.5 (-110)
Why The Nets Could Cover The Spread
The Brooklyn Nets are one of the best teams in the NBA. They have legitimate championship ambitions, and when they get going they are nearly impossible to stop. Brooklyn is coming off a 13 point win against the Raptors. They will look to carry that momentum into Monday’s game. The Bulls are no light opponent and Brooklyn is going to need to bring their A-game if they want to win. The Nets are more than capable of coming away with a win here, but it won’t be easy.
Leading the Nets is one of, if not the best player in the NBA, Kevin Durant. KD is a scoring machine and one of the most versatile and tough to guard players in the league. Against Toronto he dropped 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. He is averaging nearly 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists a game. KD is a monster and will play a huge role in this game. If he starts hitting shots early the Nets could run away with this one. If Chicago wants to win this game they will need to contain KD which has looked nearly impossible this season. Durant should have a big night.
By KD’s side is the number two on this team, James Harden. Harden has had some ups and downs this season. He has struggled somewhat offensively. He hasn’t gotten the foul calls he’s used to getting which has led to him not scoring as much. However, he seemed to turn things around against the Raptors. Harden dropped 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. If he can continue this production on Monday night then the Nets should walk away with a win. Harden’s momentum plays a huge role in the success of this Brooklyn team.
Why The Bulls Could Cover The Spread
The Bulls have quietly become one of the best teams in the NBA. They are coming off back to back losses to the 76ers and will look to bounce back on Monday night. Chicago has the talent to be very competitive this year and just need to finish ironing out their kinks. This is a young team with tons of potential and win against Brooklyn would go a long way. Look for the Bulls to come out firing and try to turn things around after two losses.
The leader and face of this Bulls team is Zach LaVine. LaVine dropped 32 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the Bulls last loss to the Sixers. If Chicago wants to win on Monday then LaVine will have to lead the way. The eight year guard has shown that he is more than capable of doing so. LaVine is averaging over 26 points per game and has been a huge reason for the success of this team. Look for LaVine to lead this team as they try to bounce back after two tough losses.
The Bulls made some big moves this offseason. The one that seems to be paying off the most is the addition of DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan has been having a great season with the Bulls. He dropped 25 points in their last game and has been a big part of the Chicago offense. He is averaging over 26 points per game and is shooting a career high 42% from beyond the arc. If DeRozan can get going on Monday then the Bulls should be able to get a win at home.
Final Nets-Bulls Prediction & Pick
On paper this should be a really good game. Anything can happen in the NBA but both of these teams are great and will be competing in the playoffs at the end of the year. The line reflects just how close this game should be and that makes it tough to pick a side. The correct bet to look at is the over under. This should be an offensive heavy game and the over could easily hit. Pick the over and get ready to watch a great regular season game.
FINAL NETS-BULLS PICK: Over 215.5 (-112)
FINAL NETS-BULLS SCORE PREDICTION: Bulls 113 – Nets 110