Chicago Bulls vs Denver Nuggets 11/4/2023 – The Chicago Bulls are gearing up for an action-packed weekend, as they complete a back-to-back schedule, first hosting the Brooklyn Nets on Friday and then heading west to take on the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. As it stands, Chicago finds itself in the early stages of the season with a 2-3 record, tying them for third place in the Central Division, just half a game behind the top spot. In their recent matchup, the Bulls suffered a 114-105 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, despite Zach LaVine’s impressive 22-point performance. However, the team collectively struggled with a 47.2% field goal shooting. The NBA picks tonight are updated below for bettors to place their bets on their favorite teams.
|When:||Friday, November 3, 2023, 10:00 PM ET|
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Let's bounce back tonight in Denver.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 4, 2023
Billy Donovan vs Michael Malone
Zach LaVine has taken the mantle as Chicago’s leading scorer, averaging an impressive 24.0 points per game. DeMar DeRozan follows closely behind as the second leading scorer and leads the team in assists, boasting averages of 21.8 points and 4.0 assists per game. Nikola Vucevic holds the title of the leading rebounder with an average of 12.4 rebounds per game. The Bulls’ offensive strength is evident as they have three players averaging double figures in scoring, contributing to the team’s average of 105.4 points per game.
In contrast, the Denver Nuggets are looking to maintain their winning momentum as they too face a back-to-back challenge. First, they entertained the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, and now, they prepare to host the Chicago Bulls. With a solid 4-1 record, the Nuggets are currently leading the Northwest Division, sitting one game ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, their recent winning streak was snapped when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves and succumbed to a 110-89 defeat.
Nikola Jokic’s Success
Nikola Jokic is at the forefront of Denver’s success, leading the team in scoring and rebounding, with impressive averages of 26.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Jamal Murray closely follows as the second leading scorer and leads the team in assists, boasting averages of 18.8 points and 7.8 assists per game. Denver’s offensive prowess is reflected in their four players who are averaging double figures in scoring, contributing to an average of 110.8 points per game as a team.
In this exciting showdown between the Chicago Bulls and the Denver Nuggets, it’s expected that Denver will secure a victory on their home turf. However, one notable aspect to consider is the total points scored in the game, as the best play here may be taking the “UNDER.” The UNDER bet has proven successful in four of Chicago’s last six games and in each of Denver’s last eight games. Both Chicago and Denver will be facing the second half of a back-to-back schedule, which could potentially affect their offensive output.
NBA Latest Odds: DEN -10.5 ; O/U 216.5
Furthermore, the Denver Nuggets have established themselves as a formidable defensive force in the NBA, allowing an average of just 103.6 points per game. This places them third in the league in points allowed, indicating their ability to contain their opponents and limit their scoring opportunities.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
Chicago are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Denver.
Bulls are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games against Denver.
Chicago are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
Chicago are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in November.
Denver Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Denver’s last 9 games.
Denver is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Denver’s last 17 games against Chicago.
Denver is 15-1 SU in their last 16 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games when playing at home against Chicago.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Denver’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Denver is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central Division.
Nuggets is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in November.
Denver is 14-6 SU in their last 20 games played on a Saturday.
Lonzo Ball PG Is out for season, Knee
Ayo Dosunmu PG Is OUT Saturday vs Denver, Illness
Vlatko Cancar SF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Chicago Bulls vs Denver Nuggets Betting Pick
The Chicago Bulls and the Denver Nuggets are set to deliver an exhilarating matchup on Saturday, with both teams aiming to make a statement in the early stages of the season. While Denver is favored to secure the victory on their home court, the smart money may lean towards an “UNDER” bet, given recent trends and the potential impact of back-to-back games on offensive production. Be sure to stay updated with all the NBA action and consider these insights as you follow this thrilling game between two of the league’s top teams. Take the Nuggets to win this game as per the best online sportsbook betting odds. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Score Prediction: Nuggets 108, Bulls 100.