Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks - 3/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (37-24) at Chicago Bulls (20-40)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +3 -- Over/Under:
TV: NBCH, FSSW
The Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and 8.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 18.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won four of their last six road games.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Cody White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four of their last five home games.
The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back and Doncic is questionable with a thumb injury, so I can understand the low line. However, the Chicago Bulls are god awful, losing 10 of their last 11 games and losing their last five games by an average of 4.2 points while allowing 50.5 percent shooting from the field and 37.7 percent shooting from deep. The Chicago Bulls are also just 13-18 against the spread at home this season. With or without Doncic, the Mavs should have enough to get the win and cover of the small number.