Pre-Gamin’: Jazz at Bulls (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Odds, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Jazz at Bulls (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Odds, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

This would be the best win of the year. Hands down.

Broadcast Info

Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls – 8:00 CT NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (audio)

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters:

1. Tomas Satoransky
2. Zach LaVine
3. Patrick Williams
4. Lauri Markkanen
5. Thaddeus Young

Injury Report: Garrett Temple OUT (ankle), Devon Dotson OUT (ankle), Chandler Hutchison (personal reasons)

Utah Jazz

Projected Starters:

1. Mike Conley
2. Donovan Mitchell
3. Bojan Bogdanovic
4. Royce O’Neal
5. Rudy Gobert

Injury Report: Rudy Gobert QUESTIONABLE (hip),


The Bulls are +8.5 point underdogs for tonight’s matchup against the Pistons, according to the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook (+300 ML), the PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook (+300 ML), and the DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook (+275 ML).

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What to Watch For …

•   The Jazz are really good …

•   As we touched on earlier in bullets, the Jazz do surprisingly allow the 7th-most points in the paint per game despite having DPOY candidate Rudy Gobert on the roster. Fortunately for the Bulls, this is an area they have proven quite efficient, averaging the 7th-most points in the paint on a nightly basis. With that in mind, I hope we see LaVine and Markkanen attacking from the jump. The last thing the Bulls need is to face a big deficit early-on against this elite crew.

•   Lauri Markkanen said he wants to do a better job crashing the glass, and the Bulls will surely need him in that department tonight. The Jazz average the second-most rebounds per game, and they also score the 5th-most second-chance points. Time to put that seven-foot frame to good use!

•   Tomas Satoransky dished 9 assists in the Bulls matchup with the Pistons, and he is now averaging 7.0 per game over his five starts. The Bulls offense will need to be firing on all cylinders to keep up with the Jazz’s attack, so let’s hope Satoransky can have another strong night driving the ship.

Get Caught Up …

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.