Mavericks vs Bulls Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 10 (Chicago Silences Dallas in Doncic's Absence)

Mavericks vs Bulls Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 10 (Chicago Silences Dallas in Doncic's Absence)


Mavericks vs Bulls Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: NBA League Pass, NBC Sports Chicago

The 2022-23 NBA season rolls on with eight matchups slated for Saturday, Dec. 10, including an inter-conference contest between the Dallas Mavericks (13-12) and Chicago Bulls (10-14).

The Mavericks were on a roll, winning three consecutive games before the Milwaukee Bucks handed them a 106-105 loss on Friday. Meanwhile, it was the opposite for the Bulls on Wednesday as they ended a three-game skid with a 115-111 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Can the Mavericks get back to their winning ways against a sub-.500 opponent? Or is this just the beginning of the Bulls' climb back up the standings?

Mavericks vs Bulls Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (+172) | CHI: (-205)
  • Spread: DAL: +7.5 (-110) | CHI: -7.5 (-110)
  • Total: 219.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bulls enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 219.5 points, which is tied for the third-lowest of Saturday's projected totals.

Mavericks vs Bulls Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against Chicago.
  • Chicago is 5-10 straight up in its last 15 games.
  • The total has hit the over in five of Dallas' last seven games.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Chicago's last nine games against Dallas.

Mavericks vs Bulls Prediction & Pick

After dropping 33 points against the Bucks on Friday, Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic won't suit up against the Bulls due to a quad strain. Pacing the NBA with a 32.9 PPG clip, there's no doubt that Doncic's absence will hurt Dallas considering how the team only averages 111.4 PPG this season (No. 18).

After Doncic, the Mavericks' second-best scorer is Christian Wood at 16.6 PPG. Needless to say, this matchup is a lot more winnable for the Bulls without having to deal with Dallas' best player. Unless Chicago completely lays a goose egg tonight, the 'Windy City' should be buzzing with a win.

Final Score Prediction: Bulls: 113 | Mavericks: 105

Mavericks vs Bulls Best Bet

Both teams rank in the bottom half when it comes to scoring this campaign and there'll be even fewer points on the board now that Doncic is out. With the total going under in six of the last nine Mavericks-Bulls games, as well as each of Chicago's last seven at home, I predict another low-scoring game on the horizon.

Be safe and back the under on tonight's total.

Bet: Under 219.5 Points (-110)

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