Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 19 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-13. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.7 as they are averaging 94.4 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 13-5. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.4 points per contest and giving up 107.5, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-8-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 9-9-0 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 Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lauri Markkanen comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Justin Holiday averages 14.6 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Stephen Curry has scored 25.5 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 6.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Kevin Durant averages 24.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 94.4 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.63 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 45 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.4 per game. The Bulls allow 105.1 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 116.4 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 8.89. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 29.8. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 17.1. The Warriors give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 97.3 is ranked 10th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.4 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 11th in the NBA. Chicago is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -19
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