The Denver Nuggets won the first leg of the back-to-back against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, and they’ll look to take the second leg against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.
Both of these teams have not released an injury report as of this writing, so the prop market has very few options available.
Still, there are a few plays that I love, including a bet on Denver in the first quarter, where it has thrived this season.
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Nuggets vs. Bulls best NBA prop bets
- Denver Nuggets First Quarter -2 (-112) vs. Chicago Bulls
- Nikola Vucevic UNDER 26.5 points and rebounds
- Nikola Jokic OVER 12.5 rebounds
Denver Nuggets First Quarter -2 (-112) vs. Chicago Bulls
The Nuggets are one of the best first-quarter teams in the NBA, posting a net rating of +15.2 in the first quarter this season.
The Bulls, on the other hand, are one of the worst. Chicago has a first-quarter net rating of -14.9, the second-worst mark in the league.
Denver – if Nikola Jokic plays – should jump on the Bulls early with both teams playing the second night of a back-to-back, but the Bulls had to go to OT last night.
Nikola Vucevic UNDER 26.5 points and rebounds
We’ve seen a recent resurgence from Nikola Vucevic, scoring 20 or more points in three of his last five games, but I’m not sold on that staying that way.
Vucevic had 19 points and seven boards in his last game against Denver – just short of this number, but he also was struggling before this five-game stretch.
In seven of his eight games before his last five, Vucevic failed to go over this number. I’m fading him on the second night of a back-to-back.
Nikola Jokic OVER 12.5 rebounds
In the first meeting between these teams this season, Nikola Jokic had 16 rebounds in a 22-point win.
The Bulls are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA, ranking 25th in the league in rebounding percentage.
Plus, Jokic is averaging 12.8 boards per game, clearing this in three of his last four matchups. I like him to go OVER again on Tuesday.
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