Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s clash in the NBA. Winners of 3 games in a row the Dallas Mavericks are facing a Chicago Bulls team coming off an impressive home win. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
After a couple of close calls against the Spurs and Celtics, the Dallas Mavericks finally blew out an opponent on their home court. After trailing by 7 points in the 1st quarter, Luka Doncic and the Mavs took care of business 108-92 in the end. Doncic had another solid 25 point performance, Tim Hardaway Jr. helped out with 17 of his as the Mavs won their 5th game at home. Their away form has raised questions though and tonight against Chicago they’ll have a real test against a team that’s 4-2 at home. The Mavs generally don’t cover the spread in games in which they are the underdog, they’ve failed to do so in their last 5 such games.
The Chicago Bulls needed a big 4th quarter to dispose of the Brooklyn Nets on their home court last time they played. Their two stars DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine continued their amazing play with 28 and 24 points, but it wasn’t just them as the entire starting unit scored double figure points. This team has been superb when it comes to taking care of the ball. They turn the rock over just 12.5 times per game which is top of the league right now, combine that with the 6th best offensive rating and 4th best defensive rating and you got yourself a legit contender. Playing on 1 days of rest has also done them well, they’ve covered the spread 5 times in the last 6 games.
In total the Bulls have gone 7-3 ATS this entire season, while the Mavs are the complete opposite at 3-7. Dallas did win their last 3 games, but they were big favorites to win them so it wasn’t that big of a surprise. Overall, I’m liking the Bulls a bit better in this match-up, so let’s back them at home.
Chicago Bulls – Dallas Mavericks Odds
Chicago Bulls – Dallas Mavericks Predictions
Chicago Bulls -3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365.
This will be a match-up of two teams ranked in the bottom 10 when it comes to pace of play. Chicago averages only 100.5 possessions per game which ranks them 20th, the Mavs are 26th with just 99.7 per game. Dallas does have a superstar in Luka Doncic, but despite that they rank just 22nd in offensive efficiency this season and going up against a team that’s near the top in defense is going to be tough for them. The Mavs score just 93.5 points per game on the road, so it’s really no surprise that 8 of their last 11 visits to Chicago have seen the total go under. Chicago games have also trended towards the under in recent games, 14 of their last 20 have cashed to be exact. This game will be decided on the defensive end, so let’s go with the under.
Under 212.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365!