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Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls

The Dallas Mavericks and the Chicago Bulls will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at United Center.

The Mavericks were a 116-107 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors.

Chicago won its last outing, a 95-78 result against the Nets on December 25. The Bulls covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Dallas:
Team record: 16-13 SU, 14-14-1 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago

When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago:
Team record: 11-16 SU, 10-17 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Dallas

When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Dallas at Minnesota, Monday, December 30
Chicago at Memphis, Monday, December 30