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Nuggets visit Bulls in hoops battle

Denver NuggetsChicago Bulls
March 18, 8:00 PM | United Center

Denver Nuggets vs Chicago Bulls Odds

45-22TEAM RECORD36-29

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Chicago and Denver on Monday, with the host Bulls trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Bulls sit at 36-29 (28-37 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 45-22 (42-25 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 28-37 OU, and Denver is 39-28 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bulls installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 197.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 9-rated Bulls in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-98 win for the Nuggets on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 30-ranked offense (92.4 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 22 at 100.9 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 103.9 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.

The Nuggets were an 87-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nuggets got 18 points from Kosta Koufos as Denver ran past Memphis 87-80 on Friday at Pepsi Center.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 113-95 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Bulls covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bulls grabbed a 113-95 win over the Warriors on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Luol Deng at Oracle Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 10-0

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Nuggets at Bulls trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games on the road
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago's last 13 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 19
Chicago home to Portland, Thursday, March 21