Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Chicago Bulls head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 15.5 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -13.5 as they are averaging 88.5 points per game while giving up 102.0 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 2-1. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per contest and giving up 103.3, which is a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
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
10/16/17 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Kris Dunn Finger out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/21/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip out indefinitely
Robin Lopez comes into this game averaging 17 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Justin Holiday averages 15 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 29% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Lebron James has scored 25 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per game this season for the Cavaliers. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 6.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Kevin Love averages 17 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.7 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 88.5 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -13.5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 19.5 per game. The Bulls allow 102 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 18th in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.33. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 46 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 19.7. The Cavaliers are 12th in turnovers per contest with 16.7. The Cavaliers give up 103.3 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 90.4, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Chicago is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 24th in the league.
Cleveland is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 16th in the league. The Cavaliers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +15.5
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