Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 2-6. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 91.9 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 5-4. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/06/17 PG David Nwaba Ankle is OUT 2-4 weeks
11/04/17 F Bobby Portis Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs. Toronto
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial is out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/17 F CJ Miles Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Chicago
11/06/17 PG Kyle Lowry Back is probable Tuesday vs. Chicago
Justin Holiday comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Lauri Markkanen averages 16.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kyle Lowry averages 11.9 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 91.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.38 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.9 per game. The Bulls allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 9th in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Raptors are 27th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Raptors surrender 102.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17 per game this season.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 95, and their defensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 29th 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 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Chicago is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league.
Toronto is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 16th in the league. The Raptors are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +11.5
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