The two best teams in the Eastern Conference will collide on Wednesday evening as the Chicago Bulls play host to the Brooklyn Nets. This highly anticipated matchup certainly has a playoff feel to it, and with both teams vying for that top spot, there is plenty on the line.
The Brooklyn Nets were cruising for the first quarter of the season, but they haven't been at their best since last month's Covid-19 related issues. They have won just four of their last ten games, and that run has seen them slip to second place in the Eastern Conference standings. With the third-placed Miami Heat closing in on them, the Nets will want to ensure that they get the win on Wednesday and go on a winning run following that. They are expected to have their big three available, with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden all in line to feature.
The Chicago Bulls, on the other hand, have won nine of their last ten games. But their winning run was surprisingly halted on Sunday as they were beaten by the Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls have been in inspired form this season on the back of some truly impressive trades during the off-season. Their aim will be to keep their foot on the pedal with the season not even halfway done.
The game will be broadcast locally in the Brooklyn Nets market on the YES channel. Fans who do not live in Brooklyn can watch the game live as well, as it will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN with a live stream on fuboTV.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 PM ET
TV Channel: YES, ESPN
Arena: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Live Stream Nets vs. Bulls: fuboTV (Start your free trial)
Odds: Brooklyn Nets – 2.39, Chicago Bulls – 1.89
Prediction: Brooklyn Nets to win