Chicago @ Utah
Current Records: Chicago 19-27; Utah 36-11
What to Know
The Utah Jazz will take on the Chicago Bulls at 9 p.m. ET on Friday at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Utah is out to keep their 20-game home win streak alive.
The Jazz came out on top in a nail-biter against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, sneaking past 111-107. Point guard Mike Conley was the offensive standout of the contest for Utah, picking up 26 points and seven assists.
Meanwhile, Chicago was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Wednesday as they fell 121-116 to the Phoenix Suns. The losing side was boosted by center Nikola Vucevic, who posted a double-double on 24 points and ten boards.
Utah is the favorite in this one, with an expected 12.5-point margin of victory. They have been good against the spread at home while Chicago has been good against the spread on the road, so something will have to give.
The Jazz took their matchup against the Bulls in the teams’ previous meeting last month by a conclusive 120-95 score. Will Utah repeat their success, or does Chicago have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.
How To WatchWhen: Friday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: Vivint Smart Home Arena — Salt Lake City, UtahTV: ATTSN Rocky MountainOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppOdds
The Jazz are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jazz as a 13.5-point favorite.
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Utah have won six out of their last ten games against Chicago.
Mar 22, 2021 – Utah 120 vs. Chicago 95Jan 02, 2020 – Utah 102 vs. Chicago 98Mar 23, 2019 – Utah 114 vs. Chicago 83Jan 12, 2019 – Utah 110 vs. Chicago 102Dec 13, 2017 – Chicago 103 vs. Utah 100Nov 22, 2017 – Utah 110 vs. Chicago 80Mar 18, 2017 – Chicago 95 vs. Utah 86Nov 17, 2016 – Chicago 85 vs. Utah 77Mar 19, 2016 – Chicago 92 vs. Utah 85Feb 01, 2016 – Utah 105 vs. Chicago 96Injury Report for UtahUdoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)Juwan Morgan: Out (Calf)Injury Report for ChicagoZach LaVine: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)Coby White: Game-Time Decision (Neck)Garrett Temple: Out (Hamstring)