Chicago takes on Orlando, looks for 7th straight home win

Orlando Magic (7-29, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (24-10, first in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EST

LINE: Bulls -12.5

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago hosts Orlando looking to continue its six-game home winning streak.

The Bulls are 15-7 against conference opponents. Chicago scores 111.0 points and has outscored opponents by 3.7 points per game.

The Magic have gone 4-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Orlando has a 1-19 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Bulls won the last meeting on Nov. 27. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points points to help lead the Bulls to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: DeRozan is averaging 26.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.4 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Franz Wagner is shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Magic, while averaging 15.3 points. Gary Harris is shooting 47.7% and averaging 17.2 points over the past 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 8-2, averaging 114.3 points, 41.4 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.3 points per game.

Magic: 2-8, averaging 102.8 points, 42.1 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points.

INJURIES: Bulls: Marko Simonovic: out (health and safety protocols), Tony Bradley: out (health and safety protocols), Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Javonte Green: out (adductor), Alfonzo McKinnie: out (health and safety protocols), Alex Caruso: out (foot).

Magic: Jalen Suggs: out (thumb), Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), E'Twaun Moore: out (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (left ankle), Markelle Fultz: out (knee), Cole Anthony: out (ankle), Robin Lopez: out (health and safety protocols).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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