Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Jazz (8:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz, who previously played for the Chicago Bulls

The Bulls continue their six-game road trip with four games out west beginning with a stop in Salt Lake City tonight when they take on old pal Lauri Markkanen and the Utah Jazz.

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (8-11) at Utah Jazz (12-10) – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Lonzo Ball OUT (knee), Alex Caruso QST (ankle)

Utah Jazz

1. Jordan Clarkson
2. Collin Sexton
3. Lauri Markkanen
4. Jarred Vanderbilt
5. Kelly Olynyk

Injury Report: Lauri Markkanen QST (knee), Leandro Balmaro OUT (ankle), Mike Conley OUT (knee), Rudy Gay OUT (finger)

Odds

The Bulls walk into tonight as -2.0 underdogs against the Jazz at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and at the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!

What to Watch For …

  • The Jazz opened the season on a tear, but they’ve come back down to earth in recent weeks, winning just two of their previous nine games.
  • Old pal Lauri Markkannen has been the biggest reason for the Jazz’s early-season success, and his 21.7 points per game and 63.0 true shooting percentage are both career-best marks. During Utah’s last nine games, they’re +1.1 per 100 possessions with him on the floor. With him on the bench, they’re -16.8 per 100 possessions.
  • The Bulls could take advantage of the Jazz tonight if they can exploit their tendency to turn the ball over and allow fast break points in heaps.
  • More in here …
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