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The Phoenix Suns (34-29) and the Chicago Bulls (29-34) square off in a cross-conference affair on Friday night. The Suns have dominated the series against Chicago in recent memory, winners of six straight matchups. On Nov. 30, Phoenix topped the Bulls 132-113. The Suns are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last their games overall. Meanwhile, the Bulls are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 home games.

Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at the United Center in Chicago. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Suns as a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Suns vs. Bulls odds, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 223. Before making any Bulls vs. Suns picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 20 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 57-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Bulls and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Bulls vs. Suns:

  • Suns vs. Bulls spread: Phoenix -3.5
  • Suns vs. Bulls over/under: 223 points 
  • Suns vs. Bulls money line: Phoenix -165, Chicago +140
  • PHO: The Suns are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four Friday games
  • CHI: The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five Friday games
  • Suns vs. Bulls picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Suns can cover

Center DeAndre Ayton is a long and mobile big man in the paint. Ayton can get a score with his reliable mid-range jumper or a post hook around the rim. The Arizona native logs 18.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, and shoots 59% from the field. He’s currently tied for sixth in the NBA in double-doubles (32). Ayton is fresh off a 16-point, 16-board performance against the Charlotte Hornets on Mar. 1.

Guard Chris Paul is still a savvy and smart playmaker. Paul orchestrates the offense and gets his teammates going. The 12-time All-Star owns a dependable floater and jumper to pair with his exceptional court vision. Paul averages 13.5 points and 9.0 assists per game. 

Why the Bulls can cover

Forward DeMar DeRozan is an explosive and superb scorer. DeRozan dominates the mid-range and has a knack for creating contact to get to the free-throw line. The USC product has a quick first step and constantly finds his way into the lane. DeRozan averages 25 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. He’s shooting 87% from the charity stripe on 7.4 attempts. DeRozan notched 21 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in his last outing.

Guard Zach LaVine has the leaping ability to glide to the basket with no problem. LaVine uses that to keep defenders guessing then rises up with his smooth jumper. The UCLA product puts up 24.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. He exploded for 41 points and six 3-pointers in his previous contest. That was his fourth game with 40-plus points on the season. 

How to make Bulls vs. Suns picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 232 points. The model also says one side hits well over 50% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Suns vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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