7* Thursday NBA CHI/DEN
Chicago vs. Denver,
02/07/2013 22:30 EDT,
Score: 96 - 128
Total: -102/+195½ Over
Chicago & Denver over 195.5
The Denver Nuggets host the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. Denver is coming off a 112-104 win over Milwaukee, while Chicago dropped their last game against Indiana, 111-101.
Denver plays a faster brand of basketball at home and that’s led to the team scoring an average of 114.0 points per game over their last nine at the Pepsi Center.
Dating back to last season the Nuggets have won 30 of their last 31 home games when scoring 100 or more points, so there’s no reason for George Karl to slow his team down. Danilo Gallinari scored 22 points against Milwaukee on Wednesday. He has converted on 21 of his last 46 3-point attempts.
Kirk Hinrich will miss his fourth consecutive game for the Bulls, meaning Nate Robinson will again be running the show. Robinson has been on fire, averaging 18.7 points per game over his last seven contests.
Taj Gibson has also taken advantage of an expanded role in the absence of Joakim Noah, chipping in 14.8 points per game over his last four contests.
Denver has played over the total in each of their last eight home games, and 10 of their last 11 at the Pepsi Center. Take the OVER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Chicago & Denver over 195.5