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Dallas MavericksChicago Bulls
April 21, 8:00 PM | United Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Odds

36-28TEAM RECORD47-16

The Bulls will hit the floor running against the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Bulls are 47-16 overall and 35-27-1 ATS against the number, while the Mavericks are 36-28 and 32-32 ATS. As for the totals, Chicago is 32-31 on the OU, and Dallas is 32-32.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 1-rated Bulls in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-95 win for the Bulls on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 10 in the league with 42.8 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 7 with 7.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.7 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas won its last outing, a 104-94 result against the Warriors on April 20. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Mavericks got 19 points from Vince Carter as Dallas ran past Golden State 104-94 on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Chicago was an 83-72 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 155 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bulls endured an 83-72 loss at the hands of the Heat on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from John Lucas at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few Mavericks at Bulls trends to consider:
Dallas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games on the road
Dallas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago's last 16 games when playing at home against Dallas
Chicago is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Dallas at Atlanta, Thursday, April 26
Chicago at Indiana, Wednesday, April 25