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Bulls vs. Wizards prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, March 29 best bets model on 83-51 run

The Washington Wizards welcome the Chicago Bulls to the nation’s capital for an Eastern Conference battle on Tuesday. Washington is 32-42 overall and 19-18 at home this season. Chicago (43-32) is in the midst of a playoff chase, with the Bulls entering on the second night of a back-to-back set with travel. The injury report is uncertain for the Bulls as a result, with Bradley Beal (wrist), Kyle Kuzma (knee), and Vernon Carey Jr. (calf) ruled out for the Wizards.

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Washington. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chicago as the 3.5-point road favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 223 in the latest Bulls vs. Wizards odds. Before making any Wizards vs. Bulls 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 for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 24 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 83-51 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Bulls vs. Wizards. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Wizards vs. Bulls:

  • Bulls vs. Wizards spread: Bulls -3.5
  • Bulls vs. Wizards over-under: 223 points
  • Bulls vs. Wizards money line: Bulls -160, Wizards +140
  • CHI: The Bulls are 7-7-1 against the spread with no rest
  • WASH: The Wizards are 23-21-2 against the spread in conference games

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Why the Bulls can cover

Chicago’s offense is very strong, and Washington struggles on defense. The Bulls rank in the top five of the NBA in shooting efficiency, converting 48 percent of field-goal attempts and 37 percent of 3-point attempts. That leads to a top-10 overall mark in points per possession, and the Bulls are shooting well over 80 percent from the free-throw line. Chicago commits fewer than 13 turnovers per game, a top-eight mark, and the Bulls are above-average in generating almost 13 fast-break points per game. 

On defense, Washington ranks No. 25 in the NBA in efficiency, and the Wizards are last in the league in turnover creation rate and steals per game. The Wizards are also in the bottom quartile of the league in free-throw attempts allowed, and Chicago has defensive strengths to bolster the team’s overall projection. The Bulls rank in the top 10 of the NBA in defensive rebound rate, second-chance points allowed and 3-pointers allowed per game.

Why the Wizards can cover

Washington has a double advantage of playing at home and Chicago playing on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Wizards also have edges on offense against the Bulls, headlined by a top-six mark in field goal accuracy at 46.8 percent. Washington is shooting 54.0 percent on 2-point attempts this season, and the Wizards are above-average in free-throw attempts (22.0 per game) and free-throw accuracy (78.6 percent). 

The Wizards are committing only 13.1 turnovers per game, and Washington produces 1.88 assists for every turnover, a top-10 ratio in the league. Chicago is in the bottom third of the NBA in field-goal percentage allowed, 3-point percentage allowed and turnovers created this season. With that favorable projection, Washington can also lean on defensive strengths, including top-three marks in the NBA in fast-break points allowed and three-pointers allowed per game.

How to make Wizards vs. Bulls picks

The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 233 points. It’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bulls vs. Wizards? And which side of the spread hits well 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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