Chicago Bulls at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 11 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-16. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.1 as they are averaging 94.6 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 11-9. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per contest and giving up 106.5, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-10-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
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
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/28/17 F Wilson Chandler Back is "?" Thursday vs Chicago
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen averages 14.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Robin Lopez comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%.
Will Barton averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Nikola Jokic averages 15.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Chicago averages 94.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.16 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 3rd with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game this season. Denver is 13th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.15. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 23. The Nuggets are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.7.
The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 97 is ranked 8th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Chicago is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Denver is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Nuggets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 9th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -11
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