Bulls vs. Wizards prediction and odds for Wednesday, January 11 (Bulls undervalued)

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Bulls are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Boston Celtics in their last game, but they may not have DeMar DeRozan (questionable) against the Washington Wizards.

Washington has injury concerns of its own, as Bradley Beal is out and Kristaps Porzingis, Daniel Gafford and Corey Kispert are all listed as questionable.

The Wizards were blown out by 20 points by the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, falling to No. 12 in the Eastern Conference in the process.

Chicago got off to a slow start, but the team has shown some signs of life as of late, upsetting a few Eastern Conference contenders in its last 10 games.

Can the Bulls take care of business against an inferior Wizards team?

Let’s check out the latest odds and make a pick for this game:

Bulls vs. Wizards odds, spread and total

Bulls vs. Wizards prediction and pick

The Bulls aren’t getting much respect in this spot, even though the Wizards could be without Beal and Porzingis tonight.

Even if DeRozan doesn’t suit up, the Bulls have been playing much better as of late, ranking fifth in offensive rating and 11th in net rating while going 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The Wizards, who have lost three straight, have been extremely inconsistent this season, clocking in at No. 25 in net rating.

Washington has been solid in the second night of back-to-backs this season, going 6-2 against the spread, but I don’t know where this team finds offense if Porzingis ends up sitting.

The Bulls have upset the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets recently, and Zach LaVine is playing his best ball of the season entering this matchup. I think this is a shot enough moneyline price to back the Bulls on the road.

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