Mavericks vs. Bulls Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 7 (Expect a Slow-Paced Showdown in Dallas)

Mavericks vs. Bulls Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 7 (Expect a Slow-Paced Showdown in Dallas)


Mavericks vs. Bulls Game Info

  • Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • Coverage: BSSW and NBCS-CHI

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls rank 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 38-42 record, while the Mavericks check in 11th in the Western Conference with an identical 38-42 record.

Chicago enters as a loser in four of its last six games following a 105-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Dallas ended a three-game losing streak with a 123-119 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Which playoff hopeful will earn an impactful win on Friday night?

Mavericks vs. Bulls Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (-320) | CHI: (+260)
  • Spread: DAL: -8 (-108) | CHI: +8 (-112)
  • Total: 222 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Mavericks enter this contest as moderate home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 222 points, which is below average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Mavericks vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Mavericks -9 -110 -110 - - - -400 315

Mavericks vs. Bulls Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games.
  • The total has hit the under in 10 of Dallas' last 14 games.
  • Chicago is 7-2 straight up in its last nine away games.
  • The total has hit the over in six of Chicago's last eight games.

Mavericks vs. Bulls Prediction & Pick

The Bulls are locked into the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference, so keep an eye on what head coach Billy Donovan decides to do with his lineup tonight. It would be surprising to see starters like Zach LaVine or DeMar DeRozan handle a full workload. They may not even play at all at this point.

On the other side, Dallas has all the motivation in the world to earn a home victory. The Mavericks are outside of the playoff picture and the only way to get back in it is to win. Look for Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic to outlast a subpar Chicago offense that scores only 113.1 points per game (No. 21 in NBA).

Dallas has won five of its last seven home games against Chicago, so back the Mavericks on Friday.

Final Score Prediction: Mavericks: 112 | Bulls: 102

Mavericks vs. Bulls Best Bet

Not only may the Bulls rest some players in this one, but they have little reason to push the tempo against a Mavericks squad that plays at the fourth-slowest pace in the NBA. Neither one of those aspects bode well for the over. The under has hit in 10 of Dallas' last 14 games overall for a reason.

Doncic and Irving have no problem taking up the entirety of the shot clock with isolation plays in order to create space for an open bucket. That's what each player has been doing all season long and it shouldn't stop tonight. Dallas loves to play in slow-paced battles at the American Airlines Center.

Bet: Under 222 Total Points (-110)

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