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(13-25) Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks (13-26)
Date: Friday, January 5
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Mavs -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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Neither the Chicago Bulls nor the Dallas Mavericks were expected to make the playoffs this season, and in all likelihood, that will look like a smart call when the year is all said and done.
That said, while the Mavs have struggled to be even remotely competitive in a brutal Western Conference, the Bulls have seen a shocking turnaround following the return of Nikola Mirotic and now look like they’re going to at least challenge the third-tier teams out East for a spot in the Final 8.
The Bulls enter this contest averaging 101.4 points per game. That number is good enough for 25th in the league.
Defensively, Chicago allows opponents to score 107.0 points per contest. That number puts them at 21st in the Association.
Against Dallas, the primary goal has to be stopping the team’s ultra-quick guards from getting out in transition. We all know Dirk Nowitzki can score in slow motion, but the team is currently looking to take advantage of opponents with transition buckets from the likes of Dennis Smith Jr.
Dallas enters this contest scoring 101.6 points per contest. That number is good enough for 24th in the NBA.
Defensively, the Mavs are allowing opponents to put up 103.9 points per night. That number puts them at 10th in the league.
As much as we talked about the Mavs skidding and the Bulls turning things around, it’s Dallas that actually has some momentum coming into this contest.
Entering Friday night, the Mavs have won four out of five with their only loss coming at the hands of the Golden State Warriors and a clutch Stephen Curry three-pointer Wednesday night.
Chicago, on the other hand, has lost three straight to the Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bulls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Bulls are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Bulls are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The Mavs are the ones who have momentum coming into this game, but it’s tough to buy into the idea that they truly want to win games against teams that are going to compete with them for ping pong balls in the draft lottery at the end of the year.
(At least, it’s impossible to believe the organization wants to win.)
The Bulls, on the other hand, are fighting for a spot in the playoffs, and as unlikely as that may seem, virtually anything can happen in the weaker Eastern Conference.
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The Mavs will put up a fight in this one, as the players don’t have the same vested interest in losing that the organization has. But when it’s all said and done, the staff should find a way to drop this one despite keeping things close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Chicago Bulls 101 – Dallas Mavericks 99
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