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(26-33) Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls (30-29)
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 221
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The Denver Nuggets enter this game having lost three of their last four. The Chicago Bulls, on the other hand, have won four straight.
Both of these teams are chasing playoff spots, with the Bulls currently sitting sixth out East and the Nuggets in eighth out West.
*All statistics, standings, rankings, records and trends are current as of this writing at 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 27
The Nuggets enter this contest averaging 110.6 points per contest. That number is good enough for fourth in the NBA.
Defensively, this group allows opponents to score 111.7 points per night. That number puts them in 28th in the Association.
If you believe that this team’s defensive numbers are a product of their fast pace (eighth-fastest in the league), think again. This group is dead last in defensive efficiency.
Against Chicago, the goal will be to find a way to get both Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee (recently acquired via trade) involved in the playmaking.
Going to Jokic most of the time is smart, but if you don’t allow Plumlee to create off the elbows — utilizing his passing abilities — he becomes useless in half-court sets.
The Chicago Bulls enter this contest scoring 102.8 points per game. That number is good enough for 23rd in the NBA.
Defensively, this group allows opponents to score 103.1 points per contest. That number is good enough for seventh in the Association.
Against Denver, the No. 1 key is controlling the pace and staying disciplined. It’s easy to want to match three-point shot for three-point shot, but that’s not Chicago’s style.
The Bulls are an awful jump-shooting team, which means they’ll have to attack the rim and exploit a bad defense — not try to outshoot them.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
- Nuggets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
Both of these teams have their eyes on the prize in terms of playoff positioning, but it’s Denver who needs wins right now just to simply qualify.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Denver ATS
Not only are we picking the Nuggets +3.5, but we’re also picking them to win straight up.
Denver will get Chicago to do exactly what we advise them not to, and that’s get baited into shooting too many three-point shots in a fast-paced contest.
Home-court advantage will help, but ultimately the Bulls fall to the Nugs.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Denver Nuggets 107 – Chicago Bulls 103
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