Mavericks home to Bulls in NBA betting action
Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Chicago when they hit take on the Mavericks on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.
The Mavericks bring a 35-37 record (42-30 ATS) to the battle against the 39-31 Bulls, who are 32-38 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 42-28-2 so far and the Bulls go 31-39. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Bulls odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 18 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 101.4 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.4 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
Chicago won its last outing, a 101-97 result against the Heat on March 27. The Bulls covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. Miami was scorched by Luol Deng for 28 points as the Bulls defated the Heat 101-97 in NBA action on Wednesday.
The Mavericks were a 103-78 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas was run off the court by the Pacers on Thursday as Indiana blasted them 103-78 at American Airlines Center.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 10-0
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few Bulls at Mavericks trends to consider:
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
Chicago home to Detroit, Sunday, March 31
Dallas at LA Lakers, Tuesday, April 2