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Chicago Bulls vs Denver Nuggets in NBA odds tilt

Denver NuggetsChicago Bulls
25-28February 21, 2014, 08:00 | United Center28-25



The Chicago Bulls host Denver on Friday, looking to build on their 28-25 mark against the 25-28 Nuggets in NBA action at United Center.

Chicago battles the Nuggets, currently with a 25-28 mark (22-30-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-32 for the Bulls and 26-27 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver Nuggets vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bulls as -7.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 192.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Bulls and the No. 16-rated Nuggets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 91-89 win for the Bulls on Friday.

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Denver won its last outing, a 101-90 result against the Bucks on February 20. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 191 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kenneth Faried went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds leading Denver over Milwaukee, 101-90, on Thursday at Bradley Center.

The Bulls were a 94-92 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of OVER bettors. Carlos Boozer scored 20 points leading the Bulls to a 94-92 victory over Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 30-ranked offense (92.3 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 28 at 104.36 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 42.66% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (44.76% on average).

A few Nuggets at Bulls trends to consider:
Denver is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver's last 15 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games
Chicago is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home


Next up:
Denver home to Sacramento, Sunday, February 23rd
Chicago at Miami, Sunday, February 23rd

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