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    Chicago Bulls versus Denver Nuggets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-18-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 45-22 Denver Nuggets will travel to face the 36-29 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team Denver Nuggets favored by -3 points with an over under line of 196 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

    The Nuggets and Bulls met back on February 7th where the Nuggets posted the 128-96 home win against the Bulls as a -6 point betting favorite. The total landed over 196 ½ points.

    Denver is 15-19 on the road this season. They win their 11th straight game following an 87-80 home victory to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 194 ½ points. The Nuggets overcame an eight point deficit after three quarters by outscoring the Grizzlies 29-14 in the fourth quarter. Denver shot 45.5% from the floor and made just 1 of 12 three pointers. They had five less rebounds than Memphis and win because Denver surrendered just 35.3% shooting to the Grizzlies. Kostas Kouros led the Nuggets with 18 points and 16 rebounds on 7 of 9 from the floor. The Nuggets put up some solid offensive numbers at home and on the road. Defensively the team surrenders 103.9 points per game to their opponents.

    The Bulls are 18-14 playing on their home court. Chicago returns home after a 1-2 road trip with a 9 point loss at the Lakers and by 42 points at Sacramento. They close out their west coast trip on Friday in a 113-95 road win at the Golden St Warriors as a +4 point underdog. The game finished over 187 points. Chicago went up 94-63 after three quarters in the blowout win. They shot 51.8% from the field and connected on 8 of 16 from the three point line. The Bulls pulled down nine more rebounds than the Warriors and held Golden St to 44.7% shooting. Luol Deng led Chicago with 23 points and 6 rebounds on 9 of 16 from the floor. Without Derrick Rose in the lineup the defense has held up but the team is horrid offensively. Chicago ranks in the bottom fifth in the league in all three key areas of offense which are points per game, field goal and three point shooting. They are 30th and last in the NBA scoring just 92.4 points a game.