The Chicago Bulls are looking to play spoiler to the Phoenix Suns’ five-game winning streak on Monday night in Phoenix.
The Suns are now the No. 7 seed in the West, fresh off of a win on Sunday night against the Indiana Pacers.
The Bulls, who won’t have Zach LaVine (ankle) tonight, are underdogs on the road, a spot that they’ve struggled in this season, going 6-9 against the spread.
Instead of taking a shot on the Bulls or Suns to cover (Phoenix is just 6-13-1 ATS as a home favorite), I’m going to tap into the prop market for my best bets in this game.
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Let’s dive into three picks, including two Bulls props, for Monday night’s action:
Bulls vs. Suns best NBA prop bets
- Coby White OVER 4.5 assists
- Bradley Beal OVER 18.5 points
- DeMar DeRozan OVER 3.5 rebounds
Coby White OVER 4.5 assists
Coby White has thrived this season when Zach LaVine hasn’t played, averaging 22.1 points, 5.7 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game in 19 games.
White’s assist prop is set at just 4.5, but he’s picked up five or more dimes in 15 of his 19 games when LaVine sits this season.
The former lottery pick is averaging 4.9 assists per game on the season, and he’s cleared this prop a good amount as of late too – hitting five or more dimes in six of his last nine games.
White should have the ball a lot more with LaVine out, giving him a better chance to influence the game with his playmaking skills.
Bradley Beal OVER 18.5 points
Beal is coming off a 25-point game against Indiana where he shot 11-for-16 from the field.
The Suns star didn’t even need to hit a 3-point shot to easily clear this number on Sunday, and he’s put up 19 or more points in seven of 12 games since returning from an ankle injury.
Phoenix’s Big 3 has been tough to figure out in the prop market, but Beal is averaging 14.8 shots per game in this 12-game stretch.
If he’s going to push his point total prop in field goal attempts, he’s a terrific bet to go OVER this number.
Chicago is a middling defense (15th in the NBA) so don’t be shocked if the Suns have a strong offensive showing on Monday.
DeMar DeRozan OVER 3.5 rebounds
The Suns are the No. 2 team in the NBA in terms of opponent rebounds per game, but this prop is simply too low for DeMar DeRozan tonight.
The Bulls star wing has grabbed four or more boards in seven straight games this season and 10 of his last 12 games.
DeRozan is averaging 7.9 rebound chances per game this season, and that number has actually dipped to 7.8 over this 12-game stretch where he’s been elite at clearing this prop.
DeRozan’s workload, plus the lower prop at 3.5 leads me to believe he’s going OVER on Monday night.
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