Tonight, two of the biggest All-Star snubs of the season will face off when the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards meet up. Here are the latest odds and things to watch for.
The Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards are two poor teams desperately trying to sneak into the playoffs behind the play of their star shooting guards. In terms of the playoff picture, both teams are currently on the outside looking in, but that can change in a heartbeat.
Zach LaVine vs. Bradley Beal
Statistically speaking, Zach LaVine and Bradley Beal both should’ve been All-Stars. They’re putting up better numbers than multiple guys who made the team from the Eastern Conference. Neither player has been able to turn their individual accomplishments into wins, though, understandably keeping them out of the All-Star lineup.
Tonight, both carrying the weight of their teams’ offense on their shoulders, they’ll meet up, trying to will their respective team to an important win. With all of the injuries on both sides of the ball, it’s safe to say whichever All-Star snub has the better game will also find himself in the winning column.
My money is on Zach LaVine tonight. He’s coming off a brilliant game against Philly where he scored an efficient 32 points and dropped eight dimes. His head seems to be in the right place.
Bulls odds against Wizards
The following odds are courtesy of The Action Network and are current as of 1:40 pm CT.
This line makes sense. The Wizards and Bulls are very similar teams, so giving the Wizards the slight edge as favorites makes sense since their the home team tonight. But still, because of LaVine, I like the Bulls.
Prediction: The Bulls cover the spread and win the game.