Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are expected to lead the Nets anew as they go for win no. 13 against the Bulls on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images


  • The Nets are favored to notch their 13th straight win against the Bulls
  • The Bulls need to tighten up their defense to check their losing spell
  • Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are expected to pose huge problems

The Brooklyn Nets visit the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, January 4 at the United Center, looking to stretch their winning run to 13 games.

The Nets have racked up 12-straight wins, a reason why they are now at the second spot of the Eastern Conference.

Unless the Bulls find a way to play the perfect game against Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and company, it appears that win No. 13 is within sight.

The Nets are -5 spread favorites to prevail over the Bulls, who are at +5.

The Moneyline for the Nets is at -202, while the Bulls are at +168.

In their last assignment, the Nets blew out the San Antonio Spurs, 139-103.

Irving led the way for Brooklyn with 27 points and eight rebounds, while Durant had 25 markers and 11 dimes in that matchup.

Moreover, Brooklyn is looking to even the score with the Bulls.

Back in November, the Nets bowed to Chicago, 99-108.

Durant spearheaded the campaign at the time with 32 markers and nine boards, whereas Irving managed only four points, seven assists, and six rebounds.

But as most know a lot has changed since then with Irving finding his groove and helping out "KD" steer the Nets to the winning path.

The Nets are scoring 124 points per game, shooting nearly 56% from the field.

One department that Brooklyn needs to work on is controlling the boards, ranked 30th in the league in rebounding.

Sadly, the Bulls appear to be in shambles with Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and coach Billy Donovan not on the same page.

The apparent disconnect has harmed their initial run with pundits feeling that Chicago may break it all up and start a new rebuilding process.

The defense leaves a lot to be desired for the Bulls.

Against the Cavaliers, they allowed Donovan Mitchell to come away with 71 points.

They are ranked 18th in scoring defense and will need to do better against a talented offensive-riddled team like the Nets.

The tip-off is at 8:00 PM ET, which can be watched via NBA League Pass and on fuboTV.

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo is guarded by Chicago's Alex Caruso, left, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, right in Sunday's NBA playoff game
The Bulls will be in for another tough game against a red-hot Nets five led by Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / JONATHAN DANIEL