Nets vs. Bulls prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 12 best bets from model on 52-28 run

The Brooklyn Nets visit the Chicago Bulls for a high-profile tilt on Wednesday night. The Nets are 25-14 this season with a 14-4 road record. The Bulls currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference with a 27-11 overall record. Chicago is coming off 46-point victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, while the Nets have lost five of their last seven games. 

Tip-off from Chicago is at 10 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bulls as 1.5-point home favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 236.5 in the latest Nets vs. Bulls odds. Before you make any Bulls vs. Nets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Bulls and locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Bulls vs. Nets:

  • Nets vs. Bulls spread: Bulls -1.5
  • Nets vs. Bulls over-under: 236.5 points
  • Nets vs. Bulls money line: Bulls -120, Nets +100
  • BKN: The Nets are 10-8 against the spread in road games
  • CHI: The Bulls are 4-3 against the spread with no rest

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Why the Nets can cover

Most of the attention on Brooklyn’s roster focuses on the offense and plenty of star power. The Nets are also strong on defense, however, and they have a few matchup advantages in this game. Brooklyn is allowing only 108.1 points per 100 possessions, a top-10 mark in the NBA. The Nets are No. 2 in the NBA in field goal percentage allowed at 43.2 percent, and Brooklyn leads the league in 3-point accuracy allowed at 31.9 percent. 

Brooklyn is No. 4 in the NBA in assists allowed, holding opponents to only 22.6 per game, and the Nets are in the top eight of the NBA with 5.6 blocks per game. Chicago is below-average in 3-point volume, making only 11.6 3-pointers per game, and the Bulls enter Wednesday’s game with the worst offensive rebound rate in the NBA, securing only 24 percent of available rebounds after missed shots.

Why the Bulls can cover

Chicago is above-average on both ends, but truly elite on offense. The Bulls are scoring 1.12 points per possession, with top-tier marks in field goal percentage, 3-point percentage and free throw percentage. Chicago is committing only 13 turnovers per game, a tremendous mark in ball security, and the Nets are No. 24 in the league in turnover creation rate. Brooklyn is also in the bottom 10 of the NBA in defensive rebound rate. 

On defense, the Bulls are holding opponents to fewer than 1.09 points per possession, with Chicago also allowing fewer than 12 3-pointers per game. The Bulls are in the top 10 of the NBA in assist prevention, and Chicago is securing 73 percent of available defensive rebounds.

How to make Bulls vs. Nets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 228 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s NBA picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Nets vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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