Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -6
American Airlines Center is the site where Tim Hardaway and the Dallas Mavericks (22-13, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will play the Chicago Bulls (13-23, 3rd in the Central Division) on Monday. Dallas opens this matchup as 6 point favorites. The total is set at 220.
The Bulls cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 18-18-0 ATS. Dallas is covering 54.3% of the time, going 19-16-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/04/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Ankle injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/04/20 SG Tim Hardaway Jr. Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Chicago
01/04/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Knee is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Chicago
01/01/20 G Ryan Broekhoff Leg is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.1 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Luka Doncic averages 29.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 8.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Tim Hardaway averages 13.7 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Chicago averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Dallas is 3rd in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Bulls are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 6th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Dallas is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 15th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +6
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