Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings: Betting odds and prediction

DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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In their final game before the All-Star Break, the Chicago Bulls are looking to move their winning streak to five games as they take on head coach Alvin Gentry and the Sacramento Kings. Second-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Bulls are rolling heading into the All-Star Break. And this is their final shot to move up in the Eastern Conference standings to top the Miami Heat before All-Star Weekend.

Coming off a nice 120-109 win over the San Antonio Spurs at home at the United Center on Feb. 14, the Bulls are looking to keep riding on a high heading into the All-Star Break. That win over the Spurs earlier this week moved the Bulls’ winning streak to four games. They are now sitting on a record of 37-21.

Meanwhile, the Kings come into this game sporting a record of 22-37 following their convincing 109-85 loss on the road back on Feb. 14 to the Brooklyn Nets. Yet, the Kings have still won three of their last five games heading into this meeting with the Bulls.

Here’s a look into the betting odds and game prediction as the Bulls get set to host the Kings at home at the United Center in Chicago on Feb. 16, with tip-off time set for 7 p.m. CT.

Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings betting odds

According to WynnBet, the Bulls are a 5.5-point favorite over the Kings in this game. And the over/under is set at 232.5 points.

The ESPN matchup predictor gives the Bulls a 59.8 percent chance to beat the Kings.

Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings prediction

There isn’t much to update for the Bulls in terms of injury news that fans didn’t already know outside of one new nugget concerning wing Javonte Green. After just overcoming an adductor injury earlier this month, Green is now dealing with a left ankle sprain that has him listed as “questionable” for this game per the NBA’s latest injury report on Feb. 16.

It is notable that star shooting guard Zach LaVine is listed as “out” with that same left knee issue he’s dealt with for the last week or so. LaVine will wind up missing a few games in a row heading into the All-Star Break.

With LaVine out and Green potentially limited in this game, there will still be a large responsibility placed on the shoulders of star forward DeMar DeRozan to keep his hot streak alive. DeRozan is scorching hot of late on the offensive end of the floor.

After scoring 40 points in the Bulls win over the Spurs on Feb. 14, DeRozan is looking to move his streak of consecutive 30+ point games to eight. He’s also scored at least 35 points in each of the last six games.

Moreover, it will be interesting to see how the Bulls deal with the former Indiana Pacers two-time All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis in this game. Sabonis was picked up by the Kings ahead of the trade deadline last week.

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The Bulls and fellow two-time All-Star center Nikola Vucevic are familiar with playing against Sabonis from his time with the division foe Pacers. But he’s usually a load to deal with and the Bulls will have to prepare for him in this game.