Spurs vs. Bulls: The best player prop bets for Feb. 14
After a rough start to the month of February, the Chicago Bulls have reeled off three consecutive victories. They'll try to make it four straight tonight when they face off against the San Antonio Spurs, who have won three of their past four games and just beat these very same Bulls two weeks ago.
DeMar DeRozan went off for 32 points, eight assists, and six rebounds in that showdown against his former team, and will be looking for a little revenge with another big game tonight.
Spurs vs. Bulls is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV, and we have the three best player prop bets for you below.
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DeMar DeRozan Over/Under 32.5 points
As we mentioned, DeRozan put up 32 points in his previous game against the Spurs. However, the Bulls had Zach LaVine in that game and he threw up a 30-point effort as well. This time, they will be without LaVine, and DeRozan will need to be even more of a scoring threat.
The Spurs rank fifth in the NBA in Pace Factor, which is an estimate of a team's possessions per 48 minutes. This should be beneficial to the Bulls, who score the seventh most points per game in the league.
DeRozan is averaging 38.4 points per game over the past five games. The combination of his recent play with the Spurs' high octane tempo leads to a strong Over play here.
Nikola Vucevic Over/Under 13.5 rebounds
Bulls center Nikola Vucevic is averaging 11.7 rebounds per game this season. He only had eight rebounds in the Jan. 28 showdown with the Spurs, but is averaging 13.2 rebounds per game over his past 13 outings.
The Spurs allow 46.8 rebounds per game, which is 24th in the NBA. They also allow 11.4 offensive rebounds per game, which is the second worst number in the league. Vucevic averages just over two offensive rebounds per game, but has grabbed at least three offensive boards in seven of his past 15 games.
Expect Vucevic to hit the glass strong tonight on both the offensive and defensive ends, especially If Keita Bates-Diop is unable to go for the Spurs.
Dejounte Murray to record a triple-double
Dejounte Murray is averaging close to a triple-double this season at 20.0 points, 9.3 assists, and 8.4 rebounds per game. In his last game against the Bulls, he finished just one rebound shy of a triple-double with 29 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds.
The double-double is almost a lock given his recent play. Murray has recorded a double-double in 13 of the 19 games he has played since the turn of the new year. However, the odds on him to record a double-double are not great at -182. There is much better value at going after the triple-double at +350.
Murray has recorded 11 triple-doubles this season, which is the second most in the league behind only reigning MVP Nikola Jokic. He has also fallen just one rebound or assist short of a triple-double five times this year. I just love the value here in this spot in what will likely be a fast-paced game with lots of opportunities for assists and rebounds for Murray.