Friday Quick Pick: Buckets Easy to Come by in Bulls-Mavs

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Jordan Sharp

Friday, January 5, 2018 4:13 PM GMT

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 4:13 PM GMT

After a 3-20 start to the season, the Chicago Bulls have gone 10-5 SU in their last 15 games, and they are 12-3 ATS during that stretch. Now they have a road game against the Mavericks on Friday that could hold a ton of value.

Bulls vs. MavericksFree NBA Pick: Over 212.5Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Since Dec. 15, the Bulls have been playing at the second-fastest pace of all 30 NBA teams. Fred Hoiberg finally has the young roster that he can play faster with, and the Bulls have been showcasing that recently. Chicago has a 107.3 offensive rating during that stretch of games, which ranks around the middle of the league.

During that same stretch, the Dallas Mavericks’ offense has been really good, averaging 111.3 points per 100 possessions in their last 10 games according to NBA Stats. The stars are aligning for this one, because while the betting public does not look at these two teams as high scoring, we could see just that tonight if Chicago gets its way with the pace of play.

Dallas has a defensive rating of 109.7 in their last 10 games, which is much worse than its season-long average on defense. It could be a perfect storm in this one, but sharp money is starting to take notice of this as well. Since it opened, the total has gone up from 210½ to 212½. While I still think there is value in the 'over', grab the number at 212½ before it gets any higher.

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