Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Betting odds and prediction

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In the back end of back-to-back games on the night of Feb. 12, second-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls will be looking to keep their winning streak rolling as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center. Donovan and the Bulls are riding a high as they had a nice high-scoring win over the Minnesota Timberwolves to start off the weekend at home at the United Center on the night of Feb. 11.

The Bulls come into this meeting with the Thunder sporting a record of 35-21 following their solid 12-point win over the Timberwolves at home on Feb. 11. That gives the Bulls a two-game winning streak heading into this matchup against the Thunder after wins over the Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets earlier this week.

Meanwhile, the Thunder come into this game sporting a record of 17-38 following their Feb. 11 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers by the final score of 100-87. The Thunder come into this one riding a four-game losing streak.

Here’s a look into the betting odds and game prediction as the Bulls get set to host the Thunder in the back end of back-to-back games for both teams at the United Center in Chicago on Feb. 11, with tip-off time set for 7 p.m. CT.

Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder betting odds

According to WynnBet, the Bulls are a 12-point favorite over the Thunder in this game. And the over/under is set at 219.5 points.

The ESPN matchup predictor gives the Bulls a 75.4 percent chance to beat the Thunder.

Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

In the second of two meetings with the Thunder this season, the Bulls are looking to come up with a clean sweep. The Bulls had a close win over the Thunder on the road in OKC back on Jan. 24 to get the first win in this regular season series between these two teams.

This is also an opportunity for the Bulls to come up with yet another big win while a number of other top teams in the Eastern Conference just keep on winning (i.e. the 76ers and Miami Heat).

But the Bulls could still face an uphill battle in terms of the players missing due to various injury issues once again. Star shooting guard Zach LaVine and wing Javonte Green are both listed as “questionable” for this meeting with the Thunder with various injuries.

LaVine and Green just got off the injury report last week, but they’re now both struggling with different nagging issues this weekend. It will be interesting to see if Donovan and the Bulls have LaVine and Green going for them in this game.

With LaVine not really looking like himself in the last game for the Bulls, there will be a lot of pressure once again on the shoulders of five-time All-Star forward DeMar DeRozan. In the Feb. 11 win over the Timberwolves, DeRozan came up with his fifth-straight 30+ point game.

DeRozan and the Bulls should be able to pull this one out. But the injury issues never seem to waiver for the Bulls as this season moves along. That will continue to be a challenge for Donovan and the Bulls to deal with.

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If the Bulls can come up with this win over the Thunder on Feb. 12, it would go a long way to improving their chances to get back to the standings atop the East with a manageable schedule upcoming for this team. The importance of this game shouldn’t be undersold for this Bulls team.

Final score prediction: Bulls-105, Thunder-100