Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago Bulls: 1/17/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 17, 2021

The Chicago Bulls (4-8) are 7-point underdogs as they look to turn around a four-game losing streak when they visit the Dallas Mavericks (6-5) on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at American Airlines Center. The game airs at 3:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The matchup has an over/under of 227.

Betting Information

Mavericks vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Mavericks -7 -110 -110 227 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Dallas has taken six of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Chicago. The Bulls have an advantage against the spread (3-0) when taking the court against the Mavericks.

Mavericks vs Bulls in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/3/2021 Mavericks Bulls -4 223.5 -177 145 Regular Season 118-108 CHI
3/2/2020 Mavericks Bulls -7 219 -284 232 Regular Season 109-107 CHI
1/6/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -8.5 218 -409 315 Regular Season 118-110 DAL
11/12/2018 Bulls Regular Season 103-98 DAL
10/22/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 115-109 DAL
3/2/2018 Bulls Regular Season 108-100 CHI
1/5/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 127-124 CHI
1/17/2017 Bulls Regular Season 99-98 DAL
12/3/2016 Mavericks Regular Season 107-82 DAL
1/15/2016 Bulls Regular Season 83-77 DAL
  • 3/2/2020 DNP – Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis, Seth Curry Bulls: Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen
  • 1/6/2020 DNP – Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis; Bulls: Otto Porter Jr.
  • Mavericks Betting Information

    • Against the spread, Dallas has been strong this season, posting a 7-4 record.
    • The Mavericks have posted a losing record of 0-1 against the spread when the spread is -7 or higher.
    • Dallas and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 3 of 11 games this season (27.3%).
    Bet on the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA Championship.

    Bulls Betting Information

    • Chicago has a winning record against the spread, going 8-4 ATS (covering 66.7% of the time).
    • In the majority of Chicago’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (8 out of 12 games, 66.7%).
    Bet on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 45 of 11 outings (409.1%) this season, the Mavericks and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s over/under of 227 points.
    • Chicago has combined with its opponents to score at least 227 points in eight of 12 outings (66.7%) this year.
    • These two teams average a combined 226.2 points per game, 0.8 fewer points than the total of 227 set for this matchup.
    • The Mavericks and the Bulls have seen their opponents average a combined 0.3 less points per game than the point total of 227 set in this game.
    • The average over/under the Mavericks have had set in games this season is 12.5 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average over/under for Bulls games this year is 11.4 more points than the point total of 227 in this outing.
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    Mavericks Leaders

    • The Mavericks points, rebounds and assists leader is Luka Doncic. He averages 27.5 points per game and adds 9.6 rebounds and 8.8 assists.
    • The Mavericks are led by Tim Hardaway Jr. from beyond the arc. He knocks down 3.8 shots from deep per game.
    • Dallas’ steals leader is James Johnson, who averages 1.5 per game. Maxi Kleber leads the team averaging 0.9 blocks an outing.

    Bulls Leaders

    • Zach LaVine owns the Bulls top spot in scoring with 28.3 points per game and also tacks on 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest.
    • Wendell Carter Jr. (8.1 rebounds per game) and Coby White (6.3 assists per game) are the Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • LaVine is tops from three-point range for the Bulls, knocking down 3.7 threes per game.
    • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than LaVine (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Gafford (1.1 per game).
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