The Denver Nuggets (46-19) play host to the Chicago Bulls (29-36) for a matchup at the Ball Arena on Wednesday. The Denver Nuggets enter the game as the No.1 seed in the Western Conference, while the Chicago Bulls are ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference. It wouldn’t have been a surprise to see the Denver Nuggets as even bigger favorites than the oddsmakers currently have them pinned down. They welcome the Chicago Bulls after winning their previous four games, and confidence is high going into this next match.
Form Denver Nuggets
The home crowd has had a lot to cheer about at the Ball Arena recently. The Denver Nuggets have claimed eight wins in nine home games straight up, with their last match ending in a 118-113 triumph over the Toronto Raptors.
The Denver Nuggets have been a constant source of frustration for opposing defenses this season, averaging 118.4 points per game. This trend has been consistent in the last five games, with 117.2 points scored on average. Defensively, the hosts have restricted opponents to 112.6 points per game on average and 109.6 points in their own arena.
Following last year’s first-round playoff exit, the Denver Nuggets are back and better than ever. The hosts look in a strong position to take the top seed in the Western Conference. They’ve had an impressive 46-19 season so far, ranking top of the Northwest Division as well.
The Denver Nuggets enter their latest game with 4 players sidelined: Vlatko Cancar, Michael Porter Jr., Collin Gillespie, and Zeke Nnaji.
Form Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a 125-122 defeat to the Indiana Pacers. It was their second straight defeat and third in four games. They’ve gone 3-7 in their previous 10 outings.
The Chicago Bulls will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 113.0 points per game this season. The away team has held opponents to an average of 112.7 points per game at home and 114.5 points when playing on the road.
After 65 regular season games, the Chicago Bulls are in serious danger of failing to return to the playoffs. Last year’s first-round contestants have only gone 29-36 this season. They rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, outside the postseason berths going into the second half of the year.
Javonte Green and Lonzo Ball are both out injured for the Chicago Bulls.
In their last matchup, the Denver Nuggets emerged victorious with a score of 103-126 against the Chicago Bulls. The game took place at the United Center on November 2022. Based on the past 10-game record of this series, it’s no surprise the Denver Nuggets are favorites. The hosts are on a 7-3 run against the Chicago Bulls, winning nine out of ten times at home.
While the Denver Nuggets averaged 116.9 points, the Chicago Bulls performed an average of 110.3 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.
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- Moneyline (ML): Chicago Bulls (+270) | Denver Nuggets (-340)
- Against the spread (ATS): Chicago Bulls +7.5 (-105) | Denver Nuggets -7.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win (1.29) on the moneyline.
After a dominant 118-113 victory against the Toronto Raptors last time out, the Denver Nuggets should be high on confidence. They’ll be looking to take the Chicago Bulls down with ease. The oddsmakers have installed them as the -340 favorites on the moneyline. This implies there is a 77% chance of a home win on Wednesday. As for the Chicago Bulls, the visitors have gone 1-4 SU on the road lately. They are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games and 11-21 SU away from home this season.
Bet on the Denver Nuggets for the outright moneyline win. The hosts have gone 7-3 in their past ten matchups against the Chicago Bulls, winning the last game 103-126 at the United Center on November 2022.
Against the Spread
Take the Denver Nuggets -7.5 (1.87) to cover the spread.
The Denver Nuggets are expected to win by 7.5 points over the Chicago Bulls, making them the clear favorite for the match. They’ve won four of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging a 9.5-point differential in their favor.
The Denver Nuggets have a 36-28-1 ATS record in all games this season. Their record at the Ball Arena is 22-11-1 ATS. The Denver Nuggets have had a successful run in point spread betting lately. In their last five home matches, they exceeded the spread four times, going 7-3 ATS across their 10 most recent games.
In four of the last five games, the Chicago Bulls failed to cover the spread. Their record is 30-34-1 ATS for the season. Going against the spread doesn’t usually pay out with the Chicago Bulls. The visitors haven’t covered the spread in their past five road games, going 2-8 ATS in the last 10 overall.
Take the Total over 228.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
Based on their head-to-head record, the Denver Nuggets and the Chicago Bulls look primed for a high-scoring affair. Both sides have seen plenty of points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 227.2 points between them, including 231.6 points in the last five at Ball Arena.
The total line is set at 228.5. The Denver Nuggets and the Chicago Bulls’ combined points total has surpassed this 228.5 line six times in their last ten encounters. This gives the -110 odds for betting Over on the Total market a lot of appeal.
The Denver Nuggets are 32-31 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the Ball Arena is 15-18 O/U. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in three of the last five home matches. The Denver Nuggets are 5-5 O/U in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The last three Chicago Bulls games went over. Their record for the season is now 28-35 O/U. Recently, the visitors have exceeded expectations against the total. Their last five games averaged 214.2 points per game, going over three times.