Don't have an account yet?

Bulls Visit Sacramento


Monday night's showdown between the Sacramento Kings and the Chicago Bulls at the Golden 1 Center is more than just a regular season game in the NBA.

Ranked seventh in the Western Conference, the Kings are looking to protect their playoff berth, while the Bulls, ranked ninth in the Eastern Conference, intend to overcome inconsistencies and earn a crucial victory.

Despite a 6.5-game separation, the Kings understand the importance of defending their home court, where they were victorious a month ago against the Bulls.

Bulls Want to Change History

In the recent history of this series, the Kings boast an impressive record, winning four consecutive games and six of the last seven meetings. Their goal is clear: to maintain this supremacy against the struggling Bulls.

Chicago, plagued by inconsistencies and a lack of consecutive wins since early February, faces the challenge of a West Coast road trip. With tough away games on the horizon, securing a win against the Kings becomes imperative, especially considering their less-than-stellar record away from home.

Recent setbacks, including a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, have left the Bulls grappling with confidence concerns.

Injuries further complicate their challenges with key players such as Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball, Patrick Williams and the questionable status of Alex Caruso. The absence of three starters, along with the possible absence of Caruso, puts the Bulls at a disadvantage.

On the offensive front, the Bulls have struggled, but see an opportunity against a Sacramento team vulnerable to three-point shooting.

DeMar DeRozan leads the charge, averaging 22.7 points per game, while Nikola Vucevic, with his scoring and rebounding ability, may be the key factor.

However, the Kings' size poses a challenge to the Bulls' usual dominance in offensive rebounding.

To pull off an upset, the Bulls need scoring support, highlighting the importance of finding an offensive rhythm and taking advantage of Sacramento's defensive vulnerabilities.

Kings Return Home

After embarking on a road trip that saw them play six of their last eight games away from home, the Kings are thrilled to step into familiar territory before heading to Los Angeles.

Exhibiting resilience with wins in four of their last six games, their early season struggles are dissipating, especially evident in their recent win against Minnesota.

Bolstered by a solid 16-10 record at home, confidence permeates the team, especially since they secured a win against the Bulls in Chicago just a month ago. With enough reasons to feel confident going into this matchup, anything less than a win would certainly be considered a disappointment for this ambitious team.

Being just one game out of fifth place in the competitive Western Conference standings, the Kings recognize the importance of taking advantage of opportunities like the one before them. Despite their likely favoritism in this matchup, a crucial injury looms on the horizon and fans should monitor it closely.

De'Aaron Fox (knee) remains in doubt and, after missing the last few games, his return to the lineup is crucial considering his role as the team's leader. Fox, averaging an impressive 26.9 points per game, has cemented his position as one of the best point guards in the league.

The absence of his dynamic presence could pose challenges for the Kings. Meanwhile, Domantas Sabonis stands out as elite in the frontcourt, mirroring Vucevic's X-factor role for the Bulls.

Sabonis' knack for dominating both sides of the boards and facilitating shots for his teammates is critical. If the Kings can light up their three-point shooting at home, the prospects of pulling off the upset in this matchup are promising.

Sponsor of

image iconimage icon

betcris.do is operated in the Dominican Republic by "Betcris Banca de Apuestas S.R.L." and authorized to operate online gambling and betting games through resolution 154-2015 of July 31, 2015, issued by the Ministry of Finance. Gambling games are strictly prohibited for minors; their main purpose is for entertainment, amusement and recreation. Play responsibly.

Betcris is operated by TV Global Enterprises Ltd. C 44378 Msida Court, 61 First Floor, Msida Seafront Msida, MSD 9043, Malta, 18883567133, under license and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA/B2C/300/2008). License issued on August 1, 2018 until November 3, 2026.

Betcris is not promoted to persons under the age of 18 (or under the legal age for gambling in your country of residence). Gambling can be addictive, play responsibly. For more information, visit our Responsible Gambling page.

© 2024 Betcris Sportsbook™ Sports Predictions & Horses All Rights Reserved.

image icon
image iconimage iconimage iconimage iconimage icon