The Chicago Bulls may have a depleted lineup but this is not a good spot for the Oklahoma City Thunder as they are on a back-to-back after playing overtime, needing that extra session to down the lowly Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 last night. The Bulls had a day off after beating the Washington Wizards 97-92 here in Chicago Tuesday despite starting guards Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler as well as forward Taj Gibson being out. The Bulls have made a habit of stepping up their level of play though vs. better competition and they are still tied for first place in the Central Division with Cleveland. Besides it is not as if the Thunder are healthy as Kevin Durant remains out and the Thunder went 1-2 straight up on a three-game road trip before having trouble with the 76ers. The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. teams with winning records.
Pick: Bulls +3