Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls: Keys to snapping the losing streak

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 22: Kris Dunn #32 of the Chicago Bulls shoots the ball against the Utah Jazz on November 22, 2017 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 22: Kris Dunn #32 of the Chicago Bulls shoots the ball against the Utah Jazz on November 22, 2017 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – DECEMBER 9: Thabo Sefolosha #22 of the Utah Jazz is seen before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 9, 2017 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI – DECEMBER 9: Thabo Sefolosha #22 of the Utah Jazz is seen before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 9, 2017 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Prediction — Jazz 105, Bulls 88

I’ll be honest, guys. After seeing how much Utah has struggled in their past three games and how well Chicago has played in their last three, I’m more than a little concerned about this game. Utah hasn’t played well on the road and seem to have a lot to figure out once again before even winnable games can seem like easy victories.

Nevertheless, with Rodney Hood set to be back in action, considering how well the Jazz played against the Bulls just a few weeks back and the fact that Utah is coming into this contest with a significant amount of rest, I think they’ll find a way to put an end to Chicago’s winning streak and come away with a much-needed triumph of their own.

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Although the Bulls’ three-game winning streak was a huge step in the right direction for them after only winning three games total during the entire season before this point, it’s clear that they still have a lot of kinks to work out. Not only that, but the competition that they topped wasn’t exactly all that formidable. Yes, the Celtics are an incredible team, but the absence of Kyrie Irving puts a bit of a damper on that one.

The fact of the matter is that, those wins aside, the Bulls still lack talent and depth which I feel confident will allow the Jazz to overcome. Though I doubt they’ll win as easily as they did in the previous contest, I still feel good about their chances of coming out on top in relatively dominant fashion, so I’ve pinned them as winners by a count of 105-88 in Wednesday’s bout.