Denver Nuggets at Chicago Bulls - 3/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (15-17) vs Denver Nuggets (18-15)
Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Denver Nuggets need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.7 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 21.6 points and 4.6 assists. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.7 points and five assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.2 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 39-19-2 in Nuggets last 60 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 Monday games. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are playing some decent ball lately, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 8.4 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls aren't as good at home as they are on the road, as they actually lose at home by an average of 2.9 points. We've made money on the Bulls this season and I like them a lot in the underdog role, but this doesn't feel like a good spot. Give me the Nuggets and the reasonable chalk.