Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 1-3. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 0-3. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 96.3 points per contest and giving up 107.7, which is a point differential of -11.4.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-2-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/17 PG Dennis Schroder Ankle is doubtful Thursday vs. Chicago
10/23/17 F Ersan Ilyasova Knee is "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/18/17 F Bobby Portis Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/07 vs Toronto)
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Kris Dunn Finger out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore averages 13.5 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Marco Belinelli comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 100%.
Justin Holiday averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Lauri Markkanen averages 16.3 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Atlanta averages 101.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.75 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Chicago is 28th in the league with 96.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -11.33. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 42 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per game with 17.
The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Atlanta is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Chicago is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Bulls are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 7th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 21st. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -1.5
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