Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 6 point favorites.
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The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 5-8. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 103.7 points per contest while giving up 105.7 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 2-10. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 92.4 points per contest and giving up 102.9, which is a point differential of -10.5.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-7-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 6-5-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/16/17 G Treveon Graham Thigh is "?" Friday vs. Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/16/17 G Justin Holiday Paternity List is "?" Friday vs. Charlotte
11/06/17 PG David Nwaba Ankle is out indefinitely
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial is out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Jeremy Lamb averages 16.4 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Justin Holiday averages 14.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 13.7 per game. The Hornets allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 30th in the league with 92.4 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -10.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Bulls are 13th in turnovers per game with 16. The Bulls surrender 102.9 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 17th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Chicago is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 8th in the league. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 95.8, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -6
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