Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 8 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 1-5. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -11.2 as they are averaging 90.0 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 6-2. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per contest and giving up 106.8, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 4-4-0 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 is out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/02/17 PG D.J. Augustin Hamstring left last game, is "?" Friday vs. Chicago
10/23/17 PG Elfrid Payton Hamstring is out indefinitely
Justin Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 31% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Lauri Markkanen averages 17.2 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 19 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Evan Fournier averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 90 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.17 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 16.5 per game. The Bulls allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 2nd in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.13. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.3. The Magic are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.4. The Magic surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game this season.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 94.2, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Chicago is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Orlando is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 23rd in the league. The Magic are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -8
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