Dallas Mavericks (4-8) vs Chicago Bulls (4-9)Date : 11/12/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls
The Dallas Mavericks will travel to United Center in Chicago, Illinois, to take on the Chicago Bulls on Monday night at 8 pm EST. The Mavericks are coming off a 111-96 home win versus the Oklahoma City Thunder as Luka Doncic along with JJ Berea scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, to lead the Mavericks to their second win in three outings. The Bulls are also coming off their second win in three outings as they edged the Cleveland Cavaliers at home on Saturday night by a 99-98 score. Their last meeting was on October 22, 2018, when the Mavs picked up the 115-109 home win as Wesley Matthews scored 20 points as the Mavericks shot 40% for the night while outrebounding the Bulls 41-10 for the game.
Dallas Mavericks's Latest Performance :
The Mavericks’ JJ Berea scored 16 of his 21 points in the first half as the Mavericks went in at the half with a 12-point lead while cruising to victory in the second over a Russell Westbrook-less Thunder team. And while Berea did most of his damage in the first half, Doncic did his damage in the third quarter as he scored nine in the period before leaving for the bench due to an apparent injury. Nonetheless, he returned to the floor in the fourth and appears to be okay.
The bench for Dallas was on fire all game as they poured in basket after basket in outscoring the bench from OKC 53-22 for the contest. Harrison Barnes and Dorian Finney Smith had 11 points each while Dennis smith Jr had ten points for the game. They will certainly need to continue this type of production in what has been an injury riddled year thus far for Dallas with Dirk Nowitzki out until late this month.
Chicago Bulls's Latest Performance :
The Bulls had their issues in putting away the Cleveland Cavaliers as they almost squandered a 16-point lead late in the game. Nonetheless, Zack Levine scored 24 points to lead Chicago in scoring while Ryan Arcidiacono had 15 points off the bench to propel the Bulls to victory. Levine also had eight rebounds and five assists in the game while ensuring that he found his teammates to create scoring opportunities throughout. Said Coach Fred Hoiberg, “’I thought it was Zach’s best game as far as making the simple play,”. ”We’ve really been on him about making the right play and the right read, and tonight I thought he was really about that when they were blitzing him on the floor.”
With that being said, look for the Bulls to continue their recent play versus a Dallas team that has allowed teams to shoot 48% from the floor along with over 40% from three point range this season. With the Bulls struggling to score the ball at times, this game my well be a matchup to where they can pick up the home victory.
How Dallas Mavericks & Chicago Bulls Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dallas is 6-5 ATS while the OU is 7-4
Chicago is 8-4 ATS while OU is 5-7
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be an up and down game throughout as the Mavericks are beginning to get contributions from their young players along with their more experienced players off the bench. Chicago, on the other hand, has also picked up some wins lately and will be looking to extend their outstanding streak at home before going on the road for a two-game trip versus Boston and Milwaukee. In all, this matchup will be interesting to watch as I happen to feel that both teams will come out with focus and intensity to pick up a much-needed win.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Chicago Bulls
My reason for the pick :
While the Bulls having been horrible at home all season, they picked up some momentum in getting their first home victory of the season on Saturday night versus the lowly Cavaliers. Also, Levine also played a great game as he led the team in points and assists. With that being the case, look for the Bulls to continue their stellar play on offense versus a young and talented Mavericks team that, despite their talented roster, has problems stopping teams from scoring.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this contest as I happen to feel that the Bulls will come in with momentum after finally picking up a home win. The under has been the play in five of six home games for the Bulls this year. In all, expect this to be a competitive game throughout to where both defenses will be solid over its course to allow the under to be the play.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks:
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chicago’s last 15 games when playing Dallas
- Chicago is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Dallas
- Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas’s last 14 games at home
- Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Betting trends for Chicago Bulls:
- Chicago is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
- Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas’s last 15 games when playing Chicago
- Dallas is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago