Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-11. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.4 as they are averaging 95.5 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 7-10. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 107.5, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-6-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-9-0 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 Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Justin Holiday averages 15.2 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 16.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 95.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.36 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.4 per game. The Bulls allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 15th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.94. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.5. The Lakers surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 14th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Chicago is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Lakers are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 27th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +6
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