How Bettors Can Profit With DeMar DeRozan Prop Bet Against Spurs

DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Bulls head into their second matchup of the season against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, and Chicago All-Star DeMar DeRozan is playing his best basketball of the season.

Chicago took a loss in the first matchup against the Spurs in San Antonio, in late January, but things could be different back at the United Center on Monday, where the Bulls are 3.5-point favorites, according to the latest NBA odds on WynnBET.

While I’m sure some Bulls fans might be enticed by that line now that the team is back home, it’s another bet we’re highlighting today that could be the better play. As mentioned before, DeRozan has been on fire as of late, winning the player of the week in the Eastern Conference. According to WynnBET, his over/under point total for this game is 31.5 points.

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That’s certainly a high total, and taking the over on that might seem like a risky move, but when you take a look at what DeRozan has been doing lately, you might change your tune. DeRozan has hit this over in five consecutive games, in fact, he’s scored at least 35 points in five consecutive games.

He dropped 31 on the Spurs in their last meeting, and that was before he went on this incredible run. San Antonio ranks No. 21 in the league in scoring defense, so they’re not the usual defensively-disciplined Spurs team we’re accustomed to.

Lastly, the Bulls will be without Zach LaVine tonight, leaving much of the perimeter scoring load to be DeRozan’s responsibility. DeRozan’s usage rate climbs from 30.6% to 36.7% with LaVine off the court.

Combining DeRozan’s recent incredible play, with the increased usage and the Spurs’ lack of defensive ability, the Bulls wing is in a great position to hit the over on 31.5 points tonight.

To make this bet, or others on tonight’s Bulls game, head on over to WynnBET.