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Butler Looks To Continue Ridiculous Play

What the hell can Jimmy Butler possibly do for an encore after putting up 53 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a Chicago Bulls overtime victory over Philadelphia Thursday? Butler has been the Bulls best player and has been stepping up without Derrick Rose in the lineup as the All-Star has averaged 34.3 points while shooting 51.9 percent when Rose doesn’t suit up. However, Rose is expected to be back leading the Bulls attack Friday when they host the Dallas Mavericks.

Shark Bites
  • The Bulls are 9-21 SU in their last 30 games against the Mavericks.
  • The Mavericks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss.
  • The UNDER is 11-2 in the Bulls past 13 games against the Western Conference.

The Bulls have been a great value for bettors when facing off against the Mavs as they have gone 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings between the two teams, despite posting a 7-8 SU record. High scoring affairs have become a regular occurrence for the Bulls as the OVER has hit in six of their past seven with a combined average score of those games tallying 216.5 points.

The Mavericks are coming off a 108-89 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the team rested all of their regular starters, as it was the second game of a back-to-back. Dirk Nowitzki has enjoyed facing off against the Bulls as the Mavs star player has averaged 21 points and six rebounds per game against Chicago in the past five seasons.

Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bulls bring a 23-15 record (15-23 ATS) to the battle against the 22-18 Dallas Mavericks, who are 23-16-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Chicago Bulls go 19-19 so far and the Dallas Mavericks go 17-23. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Dallas injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Chicago Bulls rated this week at No. 13 and the Dallas Mavericks sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 1-rated NBA squad against Dallas's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 20 in the league with 7.95 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 9.55 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas got 18 points from Jose Juan Barea but lost anyway 108-89 against the Thunder on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The 76ers were burned for 53 points by Jimmy Butler on Thursday as the Bulls picked up a 115-111 win at Wells Fargo Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Chicago
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
  • Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at San Antonio, Sunday, January 17th
Chicago at Detroit, Monday, January 18th