15* NBA Monday Total DOMINATOR on Bobcats/Bulls UNDER 186
Charlotte vs. Chicago,
01/28/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 85 - 93
Total: -105/+186 Under
The Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats will take part in a defensive battle tonight. While this is one of the lowest totals on the board Monday, I believe the books have made a big mistake by not setting it low enough.
Chicago comes in motivated for a win following its 73-86 loss at Washington on Saturday. It will be exerting its energy on defense to get the win, which is the trademark of this team.
The Bulls are allowing just 91.8 points/game overall, including 88.8 points/game at home. They have given up 87 or less points in five straight games, yielding an average of 84.6 points/game over this span, and that even includes an overtime game.
Chicago's biggest weakness is an offense that averages 93.3 points/game, including 91.8 at home. The loss of leading scorer Luol Deng (hamstring) has really hurt its offense of late as the Bulls are averaging a mere 87.6 points/game in their last five. Deng is questionable to return tonight.
A quick look at the recent history between the Bobcats and Bulls, and it's easy to see that there is a ton of value with this UNDER tonight. Chicago and Charlotte have combined for 185 or less points in each of their last five meetings with combined scores of 185, 184, 159, 168 and 172 points. That includes the 91-81 victory by the Bobcats on 12/31 in their lone meeting this season.
Chicago is 7-0 UNDER in home games versus good ball handling teams - committing