Dallas Mavericks (37-24) vs Chicago Bulls (20-40)
NBA: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM at United Center
Spread: Dallas Mavericks (-7.5), Chicago Bulls (+7.5)
Dallas Looking To Improve Playoff Position
The Dallas Mavericks are having a very good season. Second year point guard Luka Doncic is having a tremendous season. He has helped Dallas become a very legitimate playoff team in the tough western conference. Over the last 10 games the Mavericks are 6-4. On the offensive end the Mavericks average 116 points per game, which ranks 3rd in the NBA. The Mavericks have a very respectable defense that gives up 110.4 points per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA.
Chicago Looking For A Win
The Chicago Bulls having been playing really bad this season. Over there last 10 games, the Bulls have a 1-9 record. There team haven’t been playing good basketball. On the offensive end the Bulls are very mediocre. They average 106 points per game, which ranks 25th in the NBA. Chicago allow opponents to score 110 points per game, which ranks 14th in the NBA. The Bulls defense at home only allow opponents to score 107 points per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA.
Dallas Betting Trends
- Dallas are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Dallas’ last 12 games
- The Mavericks are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- Dallas is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games against Chicago
- The Mavericks are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Chicago
Chicago Betting Trends
- Chicago is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago’s last 13 games
- The Bulls are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago’s last 18 games against Dallas
- Chicago is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home
Dallas point guard Seth Curry is questionable with a back injury. Power forward Kristaps Porzingis is out for rest. Center Willy Cauley-Stein is probable. Point guard Luka Doncic is probable with a thumb injury.
Chicago Bulls small forward Otto Porter Jr. is probable with a foot injury. Shooting guard Zach LaVine is doubtful with a quad injury. Power forward Lauri Markkanen is doubtful with a pelvis injury. Center Wendell Carter Jr. is probable with an ankle injury. Point guard Coby White is probable with a back injury.
Free NBA Game Pick
This game is very straightforward to pick. The Chicago Bulls are one of the worst teams in the NBA. They haven’t been playing good basketball over there last 10 games. Dallas is 7-3 over there last 10 head to head matchups against the Bulls. With Zach LaVine being out for the Bulls, scoring is going to be hard for Chicago. I believe Luka Doncic will carry the Mavericks to the win. I will take the UNDER for this game. Dallas 114. Chicago 95.