Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Wizards (6:00 CT) — Lineups, Odds, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

The Bulls are in a very scary place, and this is a must-win.

Like, a MUST-FREAKIN-WIN!!!

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (42-32) at Wizards (32-42) – 6:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Alex Caruso
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Javonte Green
5. Nikola Vucevic

Injury Report: Zach LaVine QST (knee), Alex Caruso PROBABLE (back), Lonzo Ball OUT (knee)

Washington Wizards:

1. Tomas Satoransky
2. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3. Corey Kispert
4. Rui Hachimura
5. Kristaps Porzingis

Injury Report: Kyle Kuzma OUT (knee), Vernon Carey Jr. OUT (hip), Bradley Beal OUT (wrist)

Odds

The Bulls walk into tonight as a -3.5 favorite against the Wizards at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and a -4.0 favorite at the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite, I guess …)!

What to Watch For …

•   The Bulls have had Washington’s number this season, and they’ll be without Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma in their third meeting of the season on Tuesday night. This is a must-win for the Bulls … and it all starts with keeping Kristaps Porzingis in check. The Unicron could be a matchup problem for the Bulls in this one, as we watched him put up 22 points and 12 rebounds in a November meeting with the Bulls while he was with Dallas. Over the last 7 games, Prozingis has averaged a very solid 22.0 points and 8.7 rebounds with 7.4 free-throw attempts per game. He may not be the most physical big man, but he is all kinds of crafty, and the majority of the Wizards’ offense will run through him with Beal off the floor.

•   Watch out for Corey Kispert. The rookie has found a solid groove in recent weeks, averaging 12.1 points per game on a 42.3 percent clip from downtown in the month of March. The Bulls have had some problems rotating effectively and closing out on knockdown shooters, and Kispert will make them pay any chance he gets.

•   I swear if this turns into a Tomas Satoransky revenge game! The Chicago Bulls former point guard found himself back on the Wizards this season after the San Antonio Spurs waived him near this season’s trade deadline. He has appeared in 14-straight games for the team, playing roughly 17 minutes off the bench. He’s only reached double-figures three times since joining the team, so one can only hope the Bulls don’t have to worry much about him tonight.

•  Zach LaVine (2,308) needs 10 made shots to pass Hall of Famer Toni Kucoć (2,317) for 15th on the Bulls’ All-Time made shots list, per media notes.

•   It’s scoreboard watching season …

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Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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