Preview: Chicago At Utah

When: 9:00 PM  ET, Monday, November 24, 2014
Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Matchup Edge
CHI Edge in: UTA
Points Per Game
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The Chicago Bulls have been a contender in the Eastern Conference for years, but always with the qualifier “if healthy.” The injury-depleted Bulls will try to avoid a third straight loss when they continue their road trip at the Utah Jazz on Monday. Taj Gibson was the latest to join the injury list when he was sent home from the road trip after suffering a sprained ankle in the third quarter of Friday’s 105-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Jazz had no answer for Anthony Davis in a 106-94 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday and have dropped five of their last seven while averaging just 94 points in that stretch. Guard Alec Burks has been held to 10 or fewer points four times in the last five games and bottomed out at two points on 1-of-11 shooting on Saturday. Burks will be going up against one of the few healthy Chicago stars left in guard Jimmy Butler, who has taken over as the team’s leading scorer with Derrick Rose battling various ailments.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, CSN Chicago, ROOT (Utah)

ABOUT THE BULLS (8-5): Rose is dealing with a hamstring problem and has missed eight of 13 games with hamstring and ankle issues while Pau Gasol (calf) has missed three straight and joins Rose as day-to-day. The one positive in Portland came from Nikola Mirotic, who registered career highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds against Portland. “(Mirotic) competed hard and is somebody who is a difference maker on the offensive end,” center Joakim Noah told reporters. “He can score the ball, he can shoot, can pass. He’s getting better every day. That’s good for us.”

ABOUT THE JAZZ (5-9): Utah fell into a 17-point hole at the half against the Pelicans after going down 53-32 at the break in a 101-88 loss at Golden State on Friday. “When you play like that at the beginning of the game,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder told reporters, “it takes too much energy to come back, and then you’re drained.” Gordon Hayward scored 31 points on Saturday but has sandwiched two 30-point outings around three games in which he totaled 37 points on 12-of-33 shooting.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Jazz snapped a six-game losing streak in the series with an 89-83 home win in overtime on Nov. 25, 2013.

2. Chicago G Kirk Hinrich (chest) sat out Saturday and remains day-to-day.

3. Utah PG Trey Burke is averaging nine assists in the last five games.

PREDICTION: Bulls 95, Jazz 88

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Chicago 8-5 L2 2-3 6-2 0-0 8-5 2-2 6-3
Utah 5-9 L2 3-3 2-6 0-0 5-9 1-0 2-6

Last Meeting

Chicago Utah
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/25/13 CHI 83 UTA 89 83 49 39.2 89 45 38.8

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
CHI C. Boozer 26 52.2 2
UTA M. Williams 17 50.0 0
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
CHI C. Boozer 16 5 11
UTA R. Gobert 9 3 6
Assists Player  
CHI K. Hinrich 4
UTA G. Hayward 12
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
CHI J. Butler 319 52.0 96
UTA G. Hayward 386 48.8 100
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
CHI P. Gasol 172 35 137
UTA D. Favors 180 64 116
Assists Player  
CHI J. Noah 75
UTA T. Burke 115

Quickchart Matchup

Chicago  Off vs  Utah Def
100.2 Points For
101.4 Points Against
45.7 FG%
46.4 FG%
42.8 Reb
40.1 Reb
Utah Off vs  Chicago Def
96.6 Points For
98.2 Points Against
46.1 FG%
44.0 FG%
40.1 Reb
44.1 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
1
-115
192
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
3
-110
192
Sportsbook
-110
3
-110
192
5Dimes.eu
-110
3
-110
192
GTBets.eu
-110
3
-110
192
Top Bet
-110
3
-110
192.5
BetOnline.ag
-110
3
-110
192
BetDSI
-110
3
-110
192
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
Belmont
-110
3
-110
192
BookMaker.eu
-110
3
-110
192
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
3
-110
192
Mirage
-110
2.5
-110
193.5
Station
-110
3.5
-110
193
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Chicago Overall Utah
8-5 W/L 5-9
5-8-0 ATS 7-7-0
6-6-1 O/U 7-7-0
100.2 Pts For 96.6
98.2 Pts Against 101.4
Chicago A/H Utah
6-2 W/L 3-3
4-4-0 ATS 3-3-0
2-5-1 O/U 2-4-0
100.4 Pts For 97.8
97.0 Pts Against 97.8