The Chicago Bulls (32-30 SU, 25-37 ATS) have been a tough nut to crack this year at the United Center. They’ll be back on the road this Thursday night to face the most profitable team in NBA betting, the San Antonio Spurs (54-10 SU, 39-25 ATS). Tip-off is at 8 PM ET on TNT.
The Bulls are coming off back-to-back wins straight up and against the spread at home; however, they’ve dropped each of their last seven away games at 1-6 ATS. On top of that, their injured list just keeps growing. Point guard Aaron Brooks (knee) and power forward Bobby Portis (eye) are both questionable to face the Spurs after leaving Monday’s 100-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks (+5 away). All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler (knee) is also considered questionable after missing Monday’s game.
San Antonio is adding players, not subtracting them. Shooting guard Manu Ginobili (testicular surgery) made his return on Saturday following a 12-game absence, and the Spurs have signed both point guard Andre Miller and shooting guard Kevin Martin for their playoff push. Miller started Tuesday’s 116-91 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves (+10.5 at home) and ran the offense seamlessly while point guard Tony Parker sat out with a left toe contusion. Parker is listed as day-to-day.