How Will Bulls Get Season Started in October?

How Will Bulls Get Season Started in October?
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The Chicago Bulls’ 2023-24 regular season begins Oct. 25 with a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bulls play four games in October, also facing the Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers.

With the season starting so late in the month, the small handful of October games might seem relatively unimportant in a long season, but history shows us that getting off to a strong start is vitally important. That is especially true for a team like Chicago, which is coming off a surprising playoff berth.

With this in mind, – your source for Illinois sports betting - decided to find out which NBA teams have been the best in the opening month since the 2017-18 season. We wanted to determine where the Bulls landed in league rankings and where fans of the team can expect them to be entering November. We utilized to find the records. Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same number of games, so ranking is based on win percentage. No games were played in October during the 2020-21 NBA season.

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NBA Team Records in October Since 2017-18

Information will be vital if you choose to place a wager on Chicago Bulls OddsHere are the results:

RankTeamRecordWin Pct.t
1 Milwaukee Bucks 22-9.710
T-2 Toronto Raptors 23-10.697
T-2 Utah Jazz 23-10.697
4 Golden State Warriors 22-12.647
5 Portland Trail Blazers 20-11.645
T-6 Boston Celtics 19-11.633
T-6 San Antonio Spurs 19-11.633
8 Denver Nuggets 20-12.625
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 18-13.581
10 Philadelphia 76ers 19-14.576
11 Memphis Grizzlies 17-13.567
12 Charlotte Hornets 18-16.529
T-13 Los Angeles Clippers 16-15.516
T-13 Miami Heat 16-15.516
15 Phoenix Suns 14-16.467
T-16 Cleveland Cavaliers 14-17.452
T-16 New York Knicks 14-17.452
18 Los Angeles Lakers 14-18.438
19 Washington Wizards 13-17.433
T-20 Detroit Pistons 14-20.412
T-20 Indiana Pacers 14-20.412
T-22 Dallas Mavericks 13-19.406
T-22 New Orleans Pelicans 13-19.406
24 Chicago Bulls 12-19.387
25 Brooklyn Nets 13-21.382
26 Atlanta Hawks 12-20.375
27 Oklahoma City Thunder 11-19.367
T-28 Houston Rockets 11-21.344
T-28 Orlando Magic 11-21.344
T-28 Sacramento Kings 11-21.344


Early Start Seems Critical for Bulls

At first glance, the results do not look favorable for the Bulls. Out of 30 NBA teams, Chicago ranks 25th with a 12-19 October record in the month. To put this in perspective, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the league with a 22-9 October record, good for a .710 winning percentage, much better than Chicago’s .387 mark.

With DeMar DeRozan coming off a career year and Zach LaVine coming in with a fresh new contract extension, the Bulls have the pieces to be competitive. But the uncertainty of Lonzo Ball’s knee injury hangs heavy over the franchise. It also brings back shades of the Derrick Rose situation.

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Thankfully for the Bulls, three of their October opponents also have been futile in the opening month of play, with only Toronto sporting a record above .500. Their easy October schedule is one they need to take advantage of if they hope to return to the playoffs, especially with Ball out for an extended period of time. None of the teams the Bulls face early are expected to be strong teams in the league. That gives Chicago a chance to bank some points early and get a head start on some of the teams it surely will be scrapping with to get into the bottom end of the playoffs come postseason time.

Through the season and into the playoffs, should the Bulls make it, will be on top of it as well as providing the best Illinois sportsbooks.



Cecil Peters
Senior Betting Analyst

Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports, particularly MLB and the NHL. He will be providing insight throughout the baseball season.

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