Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls: 1/15/2021 Betting Trends, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 13, 2021

Zach LaVine leads the Chicago Bulls (4-7) against the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-5) after scoring 45 points in a 130-127 loss to the Clippers. The Thunder are 14.5-point favorites in the matchup on Friday, January 15, 2021, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on FS-OK. The over/under for the matchup is 216.5.

Betting Information

Thunder vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Thunder -14.5 -117 -125 216.5 -133 -117
Place a bet on Oklahoma City Thunder or the Chicago Bulls for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Oklahoma City has a 6-4 record against Chicago. The Bulls have an advantage against the spread (2-0) when playing the Thunder.

Thunder vs Bulls in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/25/2020 Thunder Bulls -7.5 219.5 -307 246 Regular Season 124-122 OKC
12/16/2019 Thunder Thunder -5 208.5 -220 180 Regular Season 109-106 OKC
12/17/2018 Thunder Regular Season 121-96 OKC
12/7/2018 Bulls Regular Season 114-112 CHI
11/15/2017 Thunder Regular Season 92-79 OKC
10/28/2017 Bulls Regular Season 101-69 OKC
2/1/2017 Thunder Regular Season 128-100 CHI
1/9/2017 Bulls Regular Season 109-94 OKC
12/25/2015 Thunder Regular Season 105-96 CHI
11/5/2015 Bulls Regular Season 104-98 CHI

Thunder Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Oklahoma City has been strong this season, posting a 6-4 record.
  • Oklahoma City has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 4 times in 10 contests (40%).
Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the NBA Championship.

Bulls Betting Information

  • Chicago has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 8-3 ATS.
  • In most of Chicago’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (7 out of 11 games, 63.6%).
Bet on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Thunder and their opponents have scored at least 216.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in 42 of 10 outings (420%) this year.
  • Chicago and its opponents have added up to score more than 216.5 points in 100% of their games this year (11 of 11 chances).
  • The Thunder and the Bulls combine to average 4.2 more points per game than the over/under of 216.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 13.8 more points per game (230.3) than this matchup’s total of 216.5 points.
  • The average over/under the Thunder have had set in matchups this year is 2.7 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Bulls games this year is 20.7 more points than the point total of 216.5 for this outing.
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Thunder Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in points and assists. He averages 20.9 points per game while adding 6.3 assists.
  • Oklahoma City is led in rebounds by Darius Bazley’s 8.1 per game.
  • Mike Muscala knocks down 2.1 threes per game to lead the Thunder.
  • Oklahoma City’s blocks leader is Bazley, who averages 1.2 per game. Hamidou Diallo leads the team averaging 1.1 steals a game.

Bulls Leaders

  • LaVine owns the Bulls top spot in scoring with 27.7 points per game and also tacks on 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest.
  • The Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists are Wendell Carter Jr. (7.8 rebounds per game) and Coby White (6.2 assists per game).
  • LaVine leads the Bulls in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.3 made threes per game.
  • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than LaVine (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Gafford (1.1 per game).
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