After suffering back-to-back losses at the hands of the Suns and Warriors, the Chicago Bulls look to stop the bleeding here tonight against the Sacramento Kings. Fortunately, this will serve as the last leg of an exhausting six-game road trip before the team returns to the United Center for four of its next five games.
Since it’s Sunday, tonight’s game will be tipping off a bit earlier than usual tonight. The Kings don’t play again until Wednesday, so this could be the perfect opportunity to win a moral victory and deprive Sacramento of the opportunity to “Light The Beam” for at least a few days.
How to watch Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings
- Date: December 4, 2022
- Time: 6:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m CT
- Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
- Watch: NBC Sports Chicago, NBA TV
- Stream: FuboTV
Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings, Spread, Over/Under
- Favorite: Kings (-2.5)
- Over/under: 239 points
- Moneyline: +120 Chicago/-142 Sacramento
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Projected Chicago Bulls Starting Lineup and Injury Report
- PG: Ayo Dosunmu
- SG: Zach LaVine
- SF: DeMar DeRozan
- PF: Patrick Williams
- C: Nikola Vucevic
- IR: Out – Lonzo Ball; Probable – Alex Caruso, Javonte Green
The Bulls enter this contest with Alex Caruso and Javonte Green each listed day-to-day, but odds are both will suit up for tonight’s action. Meanwhile, the Kings are one of very few franchises without a single name on their injury report. Hopefully, we’ll get to see these two teams at or near their full strength tonight.
It’s been increasingly difficult for me to justify picking the Bulls to win these tough matchups as of late, and it’s no exception here against a surging Kings team that has won 9 of its last 12 contests. Call it wishful thinking, but a win here would mean Chicago emerged from this brutal road trip with an even 3-3 record, a result that would certainly be difficult to be mad about.
Don’t expect it to come easy though, as 14 of the King’s 21 games have finished close enough to be defined as a “clutch” scenario. Sacramento is also tied for first in clutch wins, emerging victorious in 8 of those 14 games. Still, I’m willing to bet DeRozan and LaVine can outpace Fox and Sabonis just long enough to pull off a big win here.
My Predictions: (8-14)
Bulls Upcoming Games
- Dec. 7 vs Washington Wizards (11-12)
- Dec. 10 vs Dallas Mavericks (11-11)
- Dec. 11 @ Atlanta Hawks (13-10)