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Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Odds
Dallas pays a visit to Chicago on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bulls to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at United Center.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls currently sports a record of 6-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-10 ATS. The Mavericks are 7-8 and 6-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 5-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 9-6 against the number.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Mavericks listed as 5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 192 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-97 victory for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 8-rated squad against Dallas's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 30 in the league with 3.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.3 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 101 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring on their home court.
The Mavericks were a 100-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Dallas suffered a 100-98 loss against Philadelphia on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Chris Kaman in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.
The Bulls were a 93-92 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Richard Hamilton was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 3 rebounds but Milwaukee still won, 93-92, over Chicago on Monday at United Center.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Mavericks at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Chicago
Dallas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games at home
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
Dallas home to Detroit, Saturday, December 1
Chicago home to Philadelphia, Saturday, December 1