At 8:00 ET, the Bulls (+169) will host the Mavericks (-204) in a non-conference matchup. Dallas is favored by 5 points, and the over/under line is set at 233.

Chicago (31-33) is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference, while Dallas (36-28) is 8th in the West. NBCS will broadcast the game from the United Center.


The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, March 11th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-110 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.7% and knocking down 18 threes.

Are the Mavericks Ready for a Road Win?

In their last two games, the Mavericks have been the favorite and have covered the spread in both games. Today, they are favored by 5 points against the Bulls, and they have a record of 27-11 as the favorite this season.

Dallas’ ATS record for the season is 34-30, and they have gone 19-11 against the spread on the road. Their straight-up road record is 17-13.

So far, the Mavericks have an O/U record of 33-31 this season. In their games this year, the average combined scoring total is 237.2, and the average O/U line is 236.3.

Looking at the Western Conference standings, the Mavericks are currently in 8th place with a record of 36-28. In the Southwest Division, they are in 2nd place with a 21-18 record against Western Conference opponents.

In their last game, the Mavericks defeated the Pistons by a score of 142-124. The O/U line for that game was 237.5 points, and Dallas covered the spread as 8.5-point favorites.

This season, the Mavericks have been one of the NBA’s most potent offenses, ranking 6th in scoring at 119 points per game. Interestingly, they have been slightly better on the road, averaging 117.8 points compared to 120.1 at home. In terms of pace, Dallas is 11th in the league.

When it comes to shooting, the Mavericks are 12th in field goal percentage at 48%. They have been particularly effective from two-point range, ranking 6th in the NBA at 56%. However, they are just 24th in offensive rebounds.

One of the keys to Dallas’ offensive success has been their three-point shooting. The Mavericks are 3rd in the league in made threes at 14.9 per game and are 2nd in three-point attempts. Overall, they have made 37% of their three-pointers this season.

So far, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 24th in the league at 118.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Mavericks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.8% and allowing 37.1% from beyond the arc.

Will Chicago Come Through as Home Underdogs?

In their last game, the Bulls lost to the Clippers by a score of 112-102. The O/U line for that game was 220.5 points, and they were 8.5-point underdogs going into the game.

Today, the Bulls are 5-point underdogs against the Mavericks. This season, they have been the underdog in 37 of their 64 games. As the underdog, Chicago has gone 14-23 straight-up and 20-17 against the spread.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 33-30-1, and their games have averaged 225.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 233 is higher than 60 of their previous games.

Against the spread, the Bulls are 33-30 for the season, going 16-15 at home and 17-15 on the road. In their last two games as the favorite, they have failed to cover the spread.

With a record of 31-33, the Bulls are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference. In games against the West, they are 15-11 compared to 16-22 against the East.

At home, the Bulls are averaging 111.7 points per game, which ranks 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 25th in scoring at 111.8 points per game. So far, they have outscored the league average in just 40.6% of their games.

Chicago is 26th in pace this season, averaging 97 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 21st in the league at 46%. From two-point range, the Bulls are shooting 52% (22nd), while they are 20th in three-point shooting at 35%.

When it comes to assists, Chicago is 23rd in the NBA with 24.8 per game. On the offensive glass, they are 10th in the league with 11.1 offensive rebounds per game.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Bulls’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.8% and allowing 36.5% from beyond the arc.