Nuggets vs Bulls Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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A matchup featuring one of the NBA’s hottest squads will see the Denver Nuggets (46-19, 8-2 over their last 10) battle the Chicago Bulls (29-36) at Ball Arena on March 8, 2023. The Nuggets are nine-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 225.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Bulls

Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with sportsbooks listing the Nuggets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -381 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +303 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.

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Nuggets vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Arena: Ball Arena

Nuggets vs. Bulls Betting Trends

The Nuggets have 36 wins against the spread in 65 games this season. Denver has come away with 38 wins in the 49 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Nuggets games this year have hit the over 49.2% of the time (32 out of 65 games with a set point total).

The Bulls have played 65 games, with 32 wins against the spread. Chicago is 14-22 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 38.9% of those games). Bulls games this year have hit the over on 27 of 65 set point totals (41.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Nuggets

Nuggets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Jokic 57 24.4 11.8 10 1.2 0.7 0.8
Jamal Murray 51 20.3 4 6 1.1 0.2 2.5
Michael Porter Jr. 48 17.3 5.5 1 0.7 0.5 3
Aaron Gordon 53 16.9 6.8 2.9 0.8 0.8 0.9
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 62 11.3 2.8 2.5 1.4 0.4 1.9

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 59 25.1 4.5 5.1 1 0.5 0.5
Zach LaVine 61 24.7 4.7 4 0.9 0.2 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 65 17.6 11.2 3.3 0.7 0.8 1.6
Patrick Williams 65 10.2 4.2 1.3 0.8 0.8 1.4
Ayo Dosunmu 63 9.2 3.1 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.8
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Nuggets: Michael Porter: Probable (Illness), Vlatko Cancar: Questionable (Wrist), Zeke Nnaji: Out (Shoulder)

Bulls: Javonte Green: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

Denver has been carried by its offense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by averaging 117.2 points per game. It ranks 10th in the league in points allowed (112.6 per contest). The Nuggets are posting 121.3 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 112.6 points per contest. On offense, the Nuggets have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 116 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 117.2 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

With a 39% three-point percentage this season, Denver ranks best in the NBA. It ranks 15th in the league by sinking 12.2 three-pointers per contest. The Nuggets are attempting 55.2 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.9% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 72.4% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.2 treys per contest, which are 36.1% of their shots (and 27.6% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

In 2022-23, Chicago is 20th in the NBA offensively (113 points scored per game) and 12th defensively (112.7 points conceded). The Bulls are scoring more points at home (114.3 per game) than away (111.7). The Bulls have fared worse offensively over their previous 10 games, generating 106.7 points per contest, 6.3 fewer points their than season average of 113.

In 2022-23 Chicago is worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.3 per game) and rank 16th in 3-point percentage (36.1%). In 2022-23, the Bulls have attempted 33% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 67% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 24.3% of the Bulls’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 75.7% have been 2-pointers.

Nuggets vs. Bulls Predictions and Pick

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You can bet on Nuggets vs. Bulls at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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