Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01/06/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01/06/2020 – The Chicago Bulls look to end a three-game losing streak against the suddenly skidding Dallas Mavericks, at American Airlines Center on Monday. The Bulls are now 10 games below .500 after their recent loss to the Boston Celtics. The Mavericks, meanwhile, absorbed their third loss in four games against the Charlotte Hornets. Dallas opened as the home favorite at 8.5-points, according to the latest NBA betting odds in Vegas.
Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01/06/2020
Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01/06/2020 Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Bulls continue their slide in the standings after yet another loss to the Boston Celtics, 111-104. Zach Lavine carried his team again with 35 points and Wendell Carter Jr. posted a double-double with 11 points and 14 boards. Unfortunately, the Bulls’ defense was the biggest issue in the game as they allowed Boston to shoot 52 percent on the floor.
Players to Watch: Zach LaVine (23.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.9 APG)
Lauri Markkanen (15.1 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.6 APG)
Wendell Carter, Jr. (11.9 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Mavericks suffered their third loss in four games on Saturday, bowing to the Charlotte Hornets, 123-120. Luka Doncic recorded another triple-double with 39 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Maxi Kleber added 24 points off the bench, but the Mavs still fizzled out in the overtime period.
Players to Watch: Luka Doncic (29.4 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 8.9 APG)
Kristaps Porzingis (17.3 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (13.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.7 APG)
Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01/06/2020 Betting Numbers
Chicago are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Dallas are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway Jr. SG Hamstring is “?” Monday vs Chicago
Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
For NBA parlay and Moneyline bettors, picking the Mavericks over the Bulls looks like a winnable bet. However, Dallas’ form the past four games should raise a red flag. Porzingis is still nursing his knee, and Hardaway – their third-best scorer – could be out again with a hamstring injury.
Moneyline: The Mavericks are still my bet to win straight up, but I am expecting a tough fight from the Bulls in Dallas on Monday. Dallas are 10-8 at home, though they should be good enough to fend off Chicago.
ATS: An 8.5-point spread should bode well for bettors picking Chicago to cover the spread. The Bulls are on a three-game ATS losing streak, yet they have a chance to sneak an ATS win against the out-of-sync Mavs.
TOTALs: The total opened at 217 points. Dallas is averaging 116 points per game this season, giving me confidence that, despite the Bulls’ offensive struggles, the total will surpass 217 points. I pick OVER.
Score Prediction: 115 – 109 Mavericks