Nuggets vs Bulls: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 19, 2021

Written By Staff on March 19, 2021

The Denver Nuggets (24-16) face the Chicago Bulls (18-21) as  favorites on Friday, March 19 at 9:00 PM ET on ALT. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 19, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of March 19

Gary Harris: Day To Day (Adductor),
Monte Morris: Out (Quad)

Garrett Temple: Day To Day (Ankle)

Nuggets and Bulls Records ATS

  • Denver is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 19-21
  • The Nuggets are 4-5 against the spread this season when they are at least a 7-point favorite.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in 24 of 40 games this season (60%).
  • Chicago has consistently covered the spread this season with a record of 21-17.
  • Chicago and its opponents have regularly hit the over this season, doing so in 52.6% (20) of its 38 games played.

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Head to Head

In their last meeting, the Nuggets took down the Bulls 118-112. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 39 points, and Zach LaVine paced the Bulls with 23. The Nuggets covered the spread as 4.5-point favorites, and the teams put up a total of 230 total points to finish over on the 225-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/1/2021 Nuggets Bulls -4.5 225 -178 146 Regular Season 118-112 DEN
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Scoring Trends

  • In Denver’s matchups this season, the Nuggets and their opponents have exceeded Friday’s total of 228.5 points 18 times (45% of opportunities).
  • 19 Chicago games this year (48.7% of its matchups) ended with a final point total greater than Friday’s total of 228.5 points.
  • This season the average total for Nuggets games is 225.9 points, 2.6 fewer than the over/under of 228.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 0.5 points more than the average over/under in Bulls’ games this season (228 points).
  • The average implied total for the Nuggets this season is 114.8 points, 3.2 fewer points than their implied total of 118 points in Friday’s game.
  • This season, Denver has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (118) 17 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Bulls (116.4) is 5.4 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (111).
  • This season, Chicago has scored more than this game’s implied total of 111 points 24 times.
  • The Nuggets are the NBA’s fourth-highest scoring team (115.7 PPG), while the Bulls allow their opponents the 24th-fewest points per game (114.1) in the league.
  • The Nuggets have out-scored their opponents by a total of 219 points this season (5.5 points per game on average), and opponents of the Bulls have out-scored them by only three more points on the year (0.1 per game).

Nuggets Leaders

  • Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring (26.9 points per game), rebounding (11.2 per game) and assisting (8.6 per game).
  • Jokic’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 42.5, 4.1 less than his season average of 46.6.
  • Jamal Murray is the top three-point shooter for the Nuggets, knocking down 2.6 per game.
  • Denver’s blocks leader is Michael Porter Jr., who records 1.0 per game. Jokic leads the team averaging 1.6 steals a game.
  • Jokic’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Bulls Leaders

  • The Bulls go-to guy, LaVine, leads the team in both scoring (28.4 points per game) and assists (5.1 assists per game).
  • LaVine’s assists prop over/under for the matchup is listed at 4.5 assists, 0.6 assists less than his season average of 5.1.
  • Wendell Carter Jr. collects all of the boards and is the Chicago leader in rebounds, pulling down 8.0 per game.
  • Carter’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 17.5, 4.3 lower than his season average of 21.8.
  • LaVine is tops from three-point range for the Bulls, hitting 3.5 threes per game.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than Thaddeus Young (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Gafford (1.1 per game).
  • Young’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.


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