Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 2:00 PM EST odds are subject to change.
Chicago -4½ -101 over Oklahoma City
8:10 PM EST. The Thunder are starting to make some noise. It started with their drubbing of the Celtics back on January 3rd, where they dropped 150 on the C’s. In its last four games, Oklahoma City has gone 3-1, but most importantly, it has cashed tickets in all four of those contests. In its last game, OKC frog stomped another Eastern Conference contender, knocking off the 76ers, 133-114, as a 10-point underdog in Philadelphia last night. Needless to say, the Thunders stock is at a season high. However, this would be an advantageous time to sell, as they have played three games in four nights (including this back-to-back), traveling from OKC to Miami to Philly and now to Chicago before heading back to the East Coast to face Brooklyn on Sunday.
Situationally speaking, this is a tremendous spot for the Bulls to catch the Thunder, as Chicago has had time to shake off its 0-2 roadie through Boston and Washington, and regroup for a Thunder team that could have its head in the clouds, as they zip across the country.
Not only is the situation solid, but this is also a great time to “buy low” on the Bulls. For some perspective, Chicago was priced in a similar range on Wednesday night in D.C., as the road chalk, as it is at home tonight. That can’t be. The Bulls are being disrespected here. An appropriate response will send us to the pay window.
Chicago -4½ -101 (Risking 2.02 units - To Win: 2.00)