Mavericks vs Bulls: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 3, 2021

The Chicago Bulls (2-4) host the Dallas Mavericks (2-3) after losing three home games in a row. The Mavericks are favored by points in the matchup, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 3, 2021, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Mavericks vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 3

Luka Doncic: Day To Day (Quad),
Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Knee),
Maxi Kleber: Day To Day (Ankle)

Lauri Markkanen: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Chandler Hutchison: Out (Self Isolating),
Tomas Satoransky: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Mavericks and Bulls Records ATS

  • Dallas has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, putting together a record of 2-3 against the spread.
  • The Mavericks are 0-1 against the spread this season when they are at least a 5-point favorite.
  • Only 1 of 5 Dallas games this season (20%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Chicago has met expectations of oddsmakers this season with an even 3-3 record ATS.
  • Chicago covered the over/under in 3 games this season, half of the 6 games they have played this season.

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Head to Head

In the last matchup between the teams on Monday, the Bulls defeated the Mavericks 109-107. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 26 points, and Coby White paced the Bulls with 19. The Bulls covered the spread as 7-point underdogs, and the teams scored 216 total points to go under the 219-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
12/26/2015 Mavericks Regular Season 118-111 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.
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Scoring Trends

  • The Mavericks are the NBA’s 24th-highest scoring team (106.6 PPG), while the Bulls allow their opponents the 29th-fewest points per game (123.5) in the league.
  • The Mavericks have put up only 15 more points than their opponents this year (an average of three per game), while the Bulls have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 59 total points, -9.8 per game).

Mavericks Leaders

  • Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring (24.4 points per game), rebounding (7.6 per game) and assisting (6.4 per game).
  • Doncic’s assists prop over/under for the matchup is posted at 8.5 assists, 2.1 higher than his season average of 6.4.
  • The Mavericks are led by Hardaway from beyond the arc. He hits 2.8 shots from deep per game.
  • Hardaway’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots greater than his season average of 2.8.
  • Dallas’ steals leader is James Johnson, who collects 1.6 per game. Maxi Kleber leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks an outing.
  • Kleber’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.7 blocks higher than his season average of 0.8.

Bulls Leaders

  • Zach LaVine owns the Bulls top spot in scoring with 22.2 points per game and also tacks on 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest.
  • LaVine’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 1.3 points greater than his season average of 22.2.
  • When it comes to Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Wendell Carter Jr. with 7.8 rebounds per game and White with 5.7 assists per game.
  • White’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 1.0 higher than his season average of 24.5.
  • White is tops from three-point range for the Bulls, knocking down 2.5 threes per game.
  • White’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than LaVine (1.5 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Gafford (1.0 per game).
  • LaVine’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, equal to his season average of 1.5.

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