Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 12 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 2-9. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.3 as they are averaging 93.6 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 6-7. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 98.5, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-9-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/14/17 F Lauri Markkanen Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
11/06/17 PG David Nwaba Ankle is OUT 2-4 weeks
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial is out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/14/17 F Carmelo Anthony Back is "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
11/12/17 C Steven Adams Calf is "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
Lauri Markkanen averages 14.5 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Justin Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%.
Russell Westbrook averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 9.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Paul George averages 22.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Chicago averages 93.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.27 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 98.5 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.3 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 19.2 per game this season. Oklahoma City is 19th in the league with 103.9 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.46. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Thunder are 18th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 12th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96.1 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 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Thunder are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 101.3, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 29th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -12
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