Bulls vs Mavericks Prediction - NBA Picks 4/7/23

Dallas Mavericks (38-42) vs Chicago Bulls (38-42)

Game Info: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -9 -- Over/Under: 232 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 24.9 points and 4.5 rebounds, while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.7 points and 5.1 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 114.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 32.7 points and 8.1 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27 points and 5 rebounds. Christian Wood is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.

The Bulls are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Bulls last 8 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Mavericks last 15 overall. The Bulls are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Dallas and 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Dallas Mavericks need this game to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Bulls are pretty much locked into the 10th seed in the East. Still, I'm not laying big chalk with a Mavs team that doesn't play defense and can't rebound. Everything comes down to the wire with the Mavs and they also have several bad losses on their resume. While we may not be getting a full Bulls roster, I'm still taking the points.

Randy’s Pick Chicago Bulls +9

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