Monday, January 24, 2022

Bulls vs. Mavericks odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 9 prediction from proven computer model

The Dallas Mavericks (21-18) host the Chicago Bulls (26-10) in a must-see matchup on Sunday night. The Mavericks may be without Luka Doncic, who missed Dallas’ last game against the Houston Rockets with a right ankle sprain. He’s questionable heading into Sunday’s showdown, which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

Chicago is favored by two points in the latest Mavericks vs. Bulls odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 217.5. Before entering any Bulls vs. Mavericks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Bulls. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Mavericks vs. Bulls:

  • Mavericks vs. Bulls spread: Mavericks +2
  • Mavericks vs. Bulls over-under: 217.5 points

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What you need to know about the Bulls

Chicago was able to grind out a solid win over the Washington Wizards this past Friday, winning 130-122. Chicago’s success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but center Nikola Vucevic led the charge with a double-double on 16 points and 14 rebounds along with seven assists. Zach LaVine scored a game-high 27 points and added three assists in the victory.

The Bulls enter the contest with the highest 3-point percentage in the league, and hit 38.7 percent of their shots beyond the arc. LaVine leads the team and has hit 41.4 percent of his shots from downtown, but Lonzo Ball has stepped up his game this season and has knocked down 41.6 percent from beyond the arc. Ball is on track to have his best season when it comes to hitting threes, after his previous best finish was last year’s mark of 37.8 percent. 

What you need to know about the Mavericks

Even without Doncic, Dallas made easy work of the Rockets on Friday in a 130-106 win. The contest was essentially decided by halftime, when Dallas had already stacked up a 20-point lead. Shooting guard Josh Green had one of his most impressive showings this season off the bench, recording 17 points in addition to five rebounds. Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock and Dwight Powell all started and all scored 15 points apiece in the victory.

The Mavericks have done well to stay on the right side of .500, despite struggling in a few key areas this season. The Mavericks are in the bottom third of the league in terms of their field goal percentage (45 percent), 3-point percentage (33.3 percent) and rebounding (43.6 per game). Forward Dorian Finney-Smith hasn’t put up big totals in recent games, but he has been one of the more consistent players for the Mavs in those categories, and has shot 49.2 percent, averaged 12 points and 5.4 rebounds per game over his last seven starts.

How to make Mavericks vs. Bulls picks

The model has simulated Mavericks vs. Bulls 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Mavericks vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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