[9:10 PM] Bulls @ Nuggets

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Bulls (9-5)

@ Denver Nuggets (5-8)


The line for this game is Bulls by 1.

Jimmy Butler is coming off his best performance of the campaign and the standout shooting guard looks to post another stellar effort when the Chicago Bulls visit the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Butler poured in a season-high 40 points and added seven rebounds and six assists in Sunday’s 118-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Butler scored 20 or more points in eight straight games and 12 of 14 this season while averaging 25.1. The presence of Wade hasn’t affected the number of shots Butler gets to hoist as the veteran newcomer understands that Butler is the top scoring option while Hoiberg is impressed with the string of solid performances.

Murray, the seventh overall pick from Kentucky, scored in double digits in four of the past seven games after failing to do so in any of his first six games as a pro. He has overcome his early season shooting woes and made 11-of-20 3-point attempts over the last four games, including hitting five in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The teams split last season’s two meetings.

Denver swingman Will Barton (ankle) had seven points in 19 minutes versus Utah after missing the previous nine games.

Chicago PG Rajon Rondo is averaging 10 assists and 9.5 rebounds in two games since returning from a two-game absence due to an ankle injury.


StreakSmarts Pick: Denver Nuggets

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick