Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 3/11/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (36-28) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (31-33) on Monday, March 11th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Mavericks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Mavericks vs Bulls

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The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win

The Mavericks notched a win against the Pistons in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 142-124. the Mavericks entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 69-65.

Coming into today’s game, the Mavericks have an overall record of 36-28 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. On the road, the Mavericks are 17-13 this season compared to a 19-15 record at home.

Dallas has an overall ATS record of 34-30 for the season so far. As the favorite this season, Dallas is 23-15 vs. the spread while going 11-15 as the underdog.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Chicago’s most recently played the Clippers and lost with a final score of 112-102. As the second half got underway, the Bulls were leading by a score of 57-46.

Over the Bulls’ last ten games, they are 5-5 and come into today’s game against the Mavericks with a 31-33 overall record. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are 9th and 4th in the Central Division.

Chicago is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 33-30. The Bulls have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 20-17 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Mavericks’ offense is rated 6th in the league in scoring, averaging 119 points per contest.

This season, the Mavericks have been one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, averaging 119 points per game (6th). In terms of pace, they are 11th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game. Dallas has also been one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, ranking 3rd in made threes per game (14.9). From the free-throw line, the Mavericks are 14th in makes per game (17.6).

When it comes to their overall shooting, the Mavericks are 12th in field goal percentage (48%). From two-point range, they are 6th in the NBA (56%). In terms of offensive rebounding, Dallas is 24th in the league at 9.7 per game.

So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 62.5% of their games. In terms of assists, Dallas is 22nd in the league at 25.3 per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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Through 64 games games, Chicago is averaging 111.8 points per game (25th).

At 111.8 points per game, the Bulls are 25th in the NBA in scoring. Interestingly, they have been slightly better on the road (111.9 PPG) compared to at home (111.7 PPG).

Chicago has outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.6% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 26th in the league at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, Chicago is 21st in the NBA at 46%. They are 24th in true shooting percentage.

Mavericks Team Defense

Currently, the Mavericks’ defense holds the 24th rank in the NBA, allowing 118.2 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Pistons, the Mavericks’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 55% leading to 124 points.

Bulls Team Defense

So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 113.2 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.6 turnovers per game, ranking 3rd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Mavericks And Bulls

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Luka Doncic is set to be the main scorer for the Mavericks, recording 34 points and shooting 12/23 from the field. This season, he is averaging 34.7 points per game along with 9 boards.

On the other side, DeMar DeRozan is our projected leading scorer for the Bulls. We have him ending the game with a team-high 23 and grabbing 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.2% and is averaging 23.2 points per contest.

Mavericks vs Bulls Trends

  • Dallas has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 129 points per game while allowing 129. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last five home games, Chicago has averaged 114 points per game while allowing 113. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Bulls have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Dallas has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 7-3 straight up.

Mavericks vs Bulls Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Mavericks, with a final score of 120-109, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Mavericks at -5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 233, and our model projects the Mavericks and Bulls to reach a combined total of 229 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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