Bulls at Nuggets 1/17/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

By: Mike |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 4:36 AM ET

The Chicago Bulls look to snap an eight-game losing streak when they visit the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in Mile High City. The Bulls lost on Tuesday night to the Los Angeles Lakers 107-100. Jabari Parker led the Bulls with 18 points off the bench while Lauri Markkanen scored 17. Chicago hit just 9 of 31 shots from 3-point territory.

Denver was routed at home Tuesday night by the Golden State Warriors 142-111. The Nuggets gave up an NBA-record 51 points in the 1st quarter to the Warriors. Malik Beasley led the Nuggets in the loss with 22 points, while team high scorer Nikola Jokic struggled due to foul trouble finishing with just 17 points in 23 minutes. Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring with an average of 23.2 points. Wendell Carter Jr. is leading in rebounding with an average of 7.0 per game, while Kris Dunn is the leader in assists with an average of 6.7 per game. The Bulls are shooting 44.4% from the field and 34.6% from three-point territory.

Nikola Jokic is the leading scorer, rebounder and leads in assists with averages of 19.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. Jamal Murray is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.5 points per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 46.5% from the field and 35.3% from 3-point territory.

Denver is coming off an embarrassing loss at home to the Warriors and will look to put that behind them quickly. The Nuggets have covered the number in 5 of the last 6 at home against Chicago and 7 of the last 9 overall against the Bulls. Denver has covered the number in 9 of its last 13 at home, while Chicago has failed to cover 5 of the last 6 versus Western Conference teams. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win and cover ATS 115-98.

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