Bulls vs. Nuggets Prediction
Will the Nuggets cover as a small home underdog tonight against the Bulls at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are now 1.5-point home underdogs versus the Bulls after opening as a 1-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 208 but has been bet down a half point to 207.5 at most sports books.
BULLS KEY TRENDS: The Bulls are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall and are 5-0 at the betting window in their last five road games. They're also 4-1 in their last five games when playing on one day of rest, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games coming off a win, and are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
NUGGETS KEY TRENDS: The Nuggets have covered their last four games and are also a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest. They're also 6-0 at the betting window in their last six games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
OUR PREDICTION: The Bulls are due for a dud and it should come tonight in Denver, where they have struggled to cover the spread in recent meetings with the Nuggets. Chicago is winless at 0-4 against the spread in its last four games versus the Nuggets and is winless at 0-4 against the number in its last four games in Denver as well. The home team is also 12-4-1 against the spread in the last 17 games between these two teams. Denver rookie guard Jamal Murray is quickly emerging as a legitimate scorer, racking up double digits in four of his past seven games.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: DENVER NUGGETS +1.5