Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Parlay 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 10 point favorites.
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The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 104.8 points per contest while giving up 97.8 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 1-3. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 95.0 points per contest and giving up 102.3, which is a point differential of -7.3.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/27/17 PG Kris Dunn Finger is "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
10/27/17 F Paul Zipser Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
10/18/17 F Bobby Portis Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/07 vs Toronto)
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee out indefinitely
Paul George averages 18.5 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%. Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 21.5 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 12.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Justin Holiday averages 17 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Lauri Markkanen has scored 15.8 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season for the Bulls. He hauls in 10 rebounds per contest and has 0.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 97.8 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 19.8 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 20.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Oklahoma City averages 104.8 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 41 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 17 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 102.3 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year. Chicago is 28th in the NBA with 95 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -7.25. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 47 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per contest with 16.8.
The Thunder are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 26th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 14th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Chicago is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Bulls are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 12th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 28th. 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 9th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -10 and over 205.5 total points
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