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The Chicago Bulls and the Dallas Mavericks will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at American Airlines Center.

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.

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.

Chicago:
Team record: 39-31 SU, 32-38 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

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:
Team record: 35-37 SU, 42-30 ATS

is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home

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

Next up:
Chicago home to Detroit, Sunday, March 31
Dallas at LA Lakers, Tuesday, April 2