[10:42 PM] Bulls @ Jazz

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Bulls (7-4)

@ Utah Jazz (7-5)


The line for this game is Utah by 4 points.

Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg called a 113-88 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday his team’s “most complete” game so far this season, and it marked a third straight win and a strong way to kick off a six-game road trip. The Bulls will work to keep that offense humming when they face one of the best defensive teams in the league at the Utah Jazz on Thursday.

Chicago brought in Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo in the offseason, and the veteran presence is bringing a new level out of swingman Jimmy Butler. The 27-year-old scored 20 or more points in each of the last two games and led the way with 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists on Tuesday.

Favors left Monday’s game in the fourth quarter with left knee soreness and did not return, and Gobert watched most of the fourth quarter from the bench as well. Favors will continue to be monitored carefully due to the recurring pain in his knee but the team is not yet planning to sit him for an extended period.

Rondo sat out Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury in Monday’s practice and is day-to-day.

Jazz Gs Rodney Hood (illness) and George Hill (thumb) sat out Monday and are both day-to-day.

The teams split two meetings last season, with each team winning on its own home court.


StreakSmarts Pick: Utah Jazz

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick