Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls 1/3/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
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Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls 1/3/2021 – The Dallas Mavericks have been underachieving to start the season. They hope to turn things around when they battle the Chicago Bulls on the road this Sunday, January 3. This game will start at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time inside the closed-doors of the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NBA TV will be the official broadcast partner and fans can also catch the game through online live streaming by subscribing to NBA League Pass. The Dallas Mavericks are seen by NBA Game Odds as the team coming out on top and sinks the Chicago Bulls even further below the NBA Eastern Conference.
Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls 1/3/2021
Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls 1/3/2021 Betting Odds
Dallas Mavericks Betting
After losing their first two matches of the season, the Dallas Mavericks are slowly getting to their winning groove taking victories in two of their next three matches. They now have a 2-3 record heading into this matchup against the Chicago Bulls and will aim to even up their win-loss record. They had a convincing win over the NBA Eastern Conference champions Miami Heat who played with a healthy Jimmy Butler. Luka Doncic is looking like the MVP contender that he was expected to be with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists. This team is still waiting for Kristaps Porzingis but for now, Doncic has to carry this team on his shoulders.
Players to watch: L. Doncic PG 5 GP 5 GS 31.2 MIN 24.4 PTS 0.6 OR 7 DR 7.6 REB 6.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.4 PF 2.3 AST/TO 24.11 PER
T. Hardaway Jr. SG 5 GP 5 GS 28.8 MIN 15.2 PTS 0.2 OR 3.2 DR 3.4 REB 1.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 0.6 TO 1.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 15.56 PER
J. Richardson SG 5 GP 5 GS 30.4 MIN 13 PTS 1.2 OR 2.2 DR 3.4 REB 2 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1 TO 3 PF 2 AST/TO 12.93 PER.
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls was able to pick up back-to-back wins over the Washington Wizards but failed to get into a winning streak losing to the Milwaukee Bucks by 30 points, 96-126. Zach Lavine led the team with 16 points and six rebounds while Denzel Valentine chipped in 14 points from the bench. Coby White and Wendell Carter Jr. each had 24 points. This team will have four players still in quarantine and that includes Lauri Markannen and Tomas Satoransky. Until then, the young Bulls still have a lot of holes to fill in. Rookie Patrick Williams has been blending with the team but nothing spectacular.
Players to Watch: Z. LaVine SG 6 GP 6 GS 31.5 MIN 22.2 PTS 0.5 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 3.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.7 BLK 4.3 TO 3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 15.59 PER
L. Markkanen F 4 GP 4 GS 26.5 MIN 17.3 PTS 1 OR 5.8 DR 6.8 REB 1.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.8 TO 1.5 PF 0.7 AST/TO 19.72 PER
O. Porter Jr. SF 6 GP 2 GS 24.3 MIN 14.8 PTS 1.5 OR 4.5 DR 6 REB 2 AST 1 STL 0 BLK 1.3 TO 1.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.2 PER.
Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls 1/3/2021 Betting Numbers
Dallas is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Chicago is 5-15 SU in their last 20 games.
Maxi Kleber PF Ankle is probable Sunday vs Chicago
Tomas Satoransky PG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Dallas
Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks
Luka Doncic finally revved up his usual form in their last game and the Dallas Mavericks expect him to bring it inside the United Center. With all the players not in the roster, NBA Betting covers see the Chicago Bulls winning this game even if they own homecourt advantage.
Moneyline: The Bulls as the underdogs are given an ML of +165 while the Mavericks are at -200.
ATS: Five points is the ATS between both teams with the Mavericks having the -5 while the Bulls are at +5.
TOTALs: It is 225 points on the total with the Mavericks expected to go over and the Bulls the team under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 108 Mavericks