Chicago Bulls (4-8) at Dallas Mavericks (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks meet Sunday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 116.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 121.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.3 points and 4.8 assists while Coby White is averaging 17.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.7 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 27.5 points and 8.8 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.7 points and four rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Bulls last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The Bulls are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks are the better team and are starting to heat up offensively, but oddsmakers continue to show no respect to these sneaky young, and decent Bulls team that keeps covering numbers despite the outright losses. The Bulls also beat the Mavericks earlier this month by 10 points while shooting 36 percent from the field and knocking down 13 threes. Mavs should win, but this is a lot of free points to give a Bulls team that can hang most nights.