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Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01/06/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01-06-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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

When: January 6, 2020 8:30 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
TV: NBCH
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks 01/06/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Bulls +8.5 (-108) 217 o (-110) +300

Dallas Mavericks
-8.5 (-108) 217 u (-110) -380
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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

Trends

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Bulls are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Chicago are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Dallas.
Chicago are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Dallas.
Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Chicago are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Dallas.
Chicago are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Bulls are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas’ last 7 games against Chicago.
Dallas are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Dallas are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas’ last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Dallas are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central division.
Dallas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’ last 5 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen PF Ankle injured last game, is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Dallas

Dallas Mavericks

Tim Hardaway Jr. SG Hamstring is “?” Monday vs Chicago
Kristaps Porzingis PF Knee is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Chicago

Head-to-Head
Chicago Bulls Dallas Mavericks
18-18 Against the Spread 20-15
17-19 Straight Up 22-13
105 Points per Game 116
106 Points Allowed per Game 109
42.9 Offensive FG% 45.89
76.61 Offensive FT% 78.59
35.4 Offensive 3PT% 36.44
45.49 Defensive FG% 44.6
76.11 Defensive FT% 77.21
33.42 Defensive 3PT% 33.81

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