Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, November 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 3 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-10. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.4 as they are averaging 94.8 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 6-11. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 116.6, good for a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-5-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 7-10-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 10-7-0 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 Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/18/17 C Tyson Chandler Illness is "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Justin Holiday averages 15.3 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
T.J. Warren averages 18.1 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Devin Booker averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 94.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.46 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 44.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 15.6 per game. The Bulls allow 104.2 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 17th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 14th in the league with 107.6 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.1. The Suns are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Suns surrender 116.6 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 47.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 97.8, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Phoenix is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Suns are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +3
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