Nuggets vs. Bulls Prediction
The Bulls are off to a 16-8 start and will have a golden opportunity to earn their 17th victory of the season when they host the Nuggets at 8:00 p.m. ET. That said, given Denver’s ATS success against Chicago in previous meetings, are the Nuggets the best play on the board?
549 Denver Nuggets (+4.5) at 550 Chicago Bulls (-4.5); 214
3:30 p.m. ET, Monday, December 6, 2021
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Nikola Jokic scored 31 points on 14-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds, five assists, and four turnovers in 26 minutes on Saturday against the Knicks. Jokic has double-doubled in nine of his last ten games, posting averages of 27.6 points 13.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.6 triples made on 37.2% shooting. The former league MVP is a top-two fantasy player and we expect this to be the trend as long as he is healthy. Enjoy the ride.
Chicago Bulls DFS Spin
Zach LaVine played 37 minutes in Saturday's 111-107 win over the Nets, accounting for 31 points (9-of-20 FGs, 11-of-13 FTs), eight rebounds, six assists, one blocked shot, and two 3-pointers. LaVine has now scored 25 points or more in three straight, and four of his last six games. While he didn't have his best night shooting the basketball, the athletic wing made up for that by scoring 11 points from the foul line. LaVine's providing 3rd-round value in 9-cat formats for the season, and he entered Saturday's game averaging a career-high 5.3 rebounds per game. The unfortunate thing for managers who have LaVine rostered is that Chicago has just three games on the schedule for next week, beginning Monday night against the Nuggets.
Wizards vs. Hawks NBA Betting Prediction
The Nuggets are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games versus the Bulls and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games in Chicago. That said, Denver is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, is 2-7 against the number in its last nine games overall and is 5-11 ATS in tis last 16 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the number in their last five gams overall, are 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 games as a favorite and are 9-4 at the betting window in their last 13 home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS -4.5