Besides the Trail Blazers being 4-1 to start the season the surprise of the year so far might be the San Antonio Spurs being 3-2 and ahead of the Warriors after 5 games. After a three-game winning streak that included an 11-point win on the road in Philadelphia, the Spurs are coming off a 12-point loss to the Timberwolves Wednesday night. This was only 2 days after a 9-point win vs Minnesota but the big difference was that Devin Vassell missed the game for the Spurs.
The Bulls are riding a 2 game-winning streak after an impressive win vs Boston and another convincing win vs Indiana. The Bulls are 1-1 on the road this year with a big-time win in Miami to start the season and a last-second miss on a potential game-winning shot in Washington.
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Bulls vs. Spurs Best Bets
Bulls -5 (-115, DraftKings)
The key to this match-up is Devin Vassell. The explosive growth he has seen in his 3rd season at the age of 22 has been impressive. He has gone from averaging 5.5 points to 12.3 points to a whopping 19.8 points per game this season through the first 4 Spurs games. He is out tonight vs the Bulls and will be missed.
The Bulls have played really well in each game of their season except for the one loss to Cleveland. I would expect the positive trend to continue tonight and the Bulls will look to push the ball as the Spurs have given up 129 points or more in at least 3 of their 5 games this year. I would look for the Bulls to capitalize on catching the Spurs missing one of their key players and to cover the -5 in San Antonio tonight.
Risk: 1.15 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit
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Ayo Dosunmu Over 4.5 Assists (+110, DraftKings)+ Nikola Vucevic Over 1.5 Threes (-120, DraftKings)
The key to this parlay is the up-tempo pace the Bulls will be playing tonight with Ayo pushing the ball as the starting point guard due to Lonzo Ball’s injury. Ayo has had an impressive start to the season including a 12-point and 7-assist game vs the Pacers Wednesday night. As he continues to get more comfortable leading this offense those numbers will increase and I think he capitalizes on the Vassell injury with a strong performance tonight.
Vucevic has taken 3+ threes in every game this year so far including 7 vs the Wizards and 5 vs the Heat. As the big man setting screens and trailing the play you will see “Vuc” (as the Bulls fans call him) take an increase in 3s tonight with the pace being pushed.
These results will be directly correlated together as Ayo may get an assist or two on Vuc’s threes tonight, so I like combining them for better value/payout.
Risk 1 unit on DraftKings to win 2.85 units