Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 10 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-11. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.4 as they are averaging 95.5 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Jazz have an overall mark of 7-11. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per contest and giving up 101.1, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-6-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 8-9-1 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 Utah Jazz Injuries
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Tibia is out indefinitely
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Justin Holiday averages 15.2 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Rodney Hood averages 17.4 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Donovan Mitchell averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 95.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.36 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 44.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.4 per game. The Bulls allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 27th in the league with 99.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.39. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 20.2. The Jazz are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.1. The Jazz surrender 101.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game this season.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 13th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Chicago is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Utah is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Jazz are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 104.4, and their offensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 25th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +10
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