Nuggets at Bulls - 12/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (6-12) at Chicago Bulls (10-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -10.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, CSNC
The Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls square off Wednesday night at the United Center.
The Denver Nuggets are in need of a big victory after losing their last seven games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 96.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 13.3 points and 1.9 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets have scored 94 or less points in four straight games and are shooting 40.2 percent from the field in their last five. The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 13 road games. Gary Harris is questionable with a concussion.
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The Chicago Bulls look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 98.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.3 points and 3.5 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 13.7 points and 10.3 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 5.9 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are averaging three more rebounds than league average and are 9-1 this season when allowing less than 100 points. The Chicago Bulls have won 13 of their last 14 regular season home games. Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich are questionable.
The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win. The Nuggets are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Chicago and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I don't like the Bulls and big chalk, as Chicago can still go stretches without scoring and gets sloppy at times. I'm also not a huge fan of the Nuggets on the road, but the points here have some value. I'll take a shot with Denver.