Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 11 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 2-7. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 94.3 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 7-4. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-5-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/09/17 F Lauri Markkanen Quad is "?" Friday vs. Indiana
11/09/17 C Robin Lopez Knee is "?" Friday vs. Indiana
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 San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/03/17 F Joffrey Lauvergne Ankle is out indefinitely
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Justin Holiday comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.8 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Pau Gasol averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 94.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.22 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 48 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 16.7 per game. The Bulls allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 25th in the league with 101.7 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.09. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Spurs are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Spurs surrender 100.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 97.4, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Chicago is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
San Antonio is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Spurs are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -11
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