Chicago Bulls (0-2) vs Dallas Mavericks (1-1 )Date : 10/22/2018
Time : 8:30 PM ET
Location : American Airlines Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks will welcome the Bulls to American Airlines Center. The Mavs were able to pick up their first win of the season at home against the Wolves while the Bulls are winless to start the season. Game tips off at 8:30 PM ET.
Chicago Bulls's Latest Performance :
The Bulls are coming off a heartbreaking loss against Detroit in their last time out. Zach Lavine is having a great start for the Chicago Bulls this season he made 12-of-21 from the field for 33 points including one clutch three to tie the game. He already has two 30 point outing to start the season. Kris Dunn is expected to make his season debut on Monday he will be a great addition to the Bulls rotation. When the Bulls are healthy they are a team filled with young talents as long as they stick together as a unit they should be fine moving forward. Portis will have to play a better game and can’t afford to shoot 2-for-12 from the floor if he doesn’t improve he could see himself heading to the bench and Parker taking his place in the starting rotation.
Player to watch: Kris Dunn, with his return the Bulls will have another option on offense and it will be interesting to see what he does in his first game back playing against DSJ. The Bulls fan will be happy to see their starting point guard back in the lineup.
Dallas Mavericks 's Latest Performance :
The Dallas Mavericks were able to pick up their first win of the season at home against the Wolves. A clutch bucket at the end by DSJ sealed the victory. Dennis Smith finished the game with 19 points shooting 7-of-14 from the floor. He has to do a better job shooting the ball from distance against the Bulls. He’ll be playing a bit more off the ball with Luka Doncic in the fold. Luka Doncic had himself a career night as he scored 26 points in his second NBA game. He doesn’t shy away from hitting big shots you could see he was shooting the ball with more confidence compared to his first game against the Suns. Dwight Powell scored 19 points he was 6-of-7 from the floor and six rebounds in just 17 minutes a pleasant surprise for the Mavs with Dirk being out. Playing against the Bulls the Mavs backcourt will have to find a way to dominate the Chicago backcourt.
Player to watch: Luka Doncic, after Trey Young put up 35 for the Hawks it will be interesting to see how Luka respond. He is coming off a career night himself with 26 points, he will be a handful for the Bulls defenders.
How Chicago Bulls & Dallas Mavericks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
Bulls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
Against The Spread Selection: Dallas Mavericks
My reason for the pick :
It will be a showdown between the young backcourts Luka, DSJ and Dunn, Lavine. The Dallas should be able to come up on top at home with a win over the Bulls. Luka will have a great game against the Bulls in this one as he will set up teammates for an easy basket while hitting the 3 balls with confidence. The Bulls are not fully healthy and are still missing some pieces in this game against Dallas so it will make it hard for them to come out with a victory.
The Mavericks to win two in a row at home over the Bulls.
Betting trends for Chicago Bulls:
- Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks :
- Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.