Through 3 Quarters

Down three at the end of last quarter, the Chicago Bulls have now snagged the lead. After three quarters neither squad has the game in the bag, but the Bulls lead 77-71 over the Denver Nuggets.

Shooting guard Zach LaVine has led the way so far for Chicago, as he has 26 points and six assists. One thing to keep an eye out for is Derrick Jones Jr.'s foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Denver has enjoyed the tag-team combination of center Nikola Jokic and power forward Jeff Green. The former has dropped a triple-double on 11 dimes, ten points, and ten rebounds, while the latter has posted a double-double on 12 points and ten boards. This makes it six consecutive games in which Jokic has had at least ten rebounds.

Denver has lost 89% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

Denver @ Chicago

Current Records: Denver 11-11; Chicago 16-8

What to Know

The Chicago Bulls will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the Denver Nuggets at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at United Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

It was a close one, but this past Saturday Chicago sidestepped the Brooklyn Nets for a 111-107 victory. It was another big night for the Bulls' shooting guard Zach LaVine, who had 31 points and six assists along with eight boards.

Meanwhile, Denver strolled past the New York Knicks with points to spare this past Saturday, taking the contest 113-99. The Nuggets' center Nikola Jokic did his thing and dropped a double-double on 32 points and 11 rebounds in addition to five dimes. That makes it five consecutive games in which Jokic has had at least ten rebounds.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Chicago is expected to win a tight contest. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Chicago is now 16-8 while Denver sits at 11-11. A couple offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Bulls come into the matchup boasting the fourth highest field goal percentage in the league at 47.10%. Less enviably, the Nuggets are stumbling into the game with the fifth fewest points per game in the league, having accrued only 104 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: Altitude 2 Sports
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $41.40

Odds

The Bulls are a slight 2-point favorite against the Nuggets, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Bulls slightly, as the game opened with the Bulls as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Denver have won nine out of their last 11 games against Chicago.

  • Nov 19, 2021 - Chicago 114 vs. Denver 108
  • Mar 19, 2021 - Denver 131 vs. Chicago 127
  • Mar 01, 2021 - Denver 118 vs. Chicago 112
  • Jan 17, 2019 - Denver 135 vs. Chicago 105
  • Oct 31, 2018 - Denver 108 vs. Chicago 107
  • Mar 21, 2018 - Denver 135 vs. Chicago 102
  • Nov 30, 2017 - Denver 111 vs. Chicago 110
  • Feb 28, 2017 - Denver 125 vs. Chicago 107
  • Nov 22, 2016 - Denver 110 vs. Chicago 107
  • Feb 05, 2016 - Denver 115 vs. Chicago 110
  • Dec 02, 2015 - Chicago 99 vs. Denver 90

Injury Report for Chicago

  • Alex Caruso: Out (Hamstring)
  • Coby White: Out (Covid-19)
  • Javonte Green: Out (Covid-19)
  • DeMar DeRozan: Out (Covid-19)
  • Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)

Injury Report for Denver

  • Austin Rivers: Out (Covid-19)
  • Bol Bol: Out (Covid-19)
  • Nah'Shon Hyland: Out (Covid-19)
  • Jamal Murray: Out (Knee)
  • Michael Porter Jr.: Out for the Season (Back)
  • PJ Dozier: Out for the Season (Knee)