Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, October 13, 2017.
The Raptors head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 51-31. They were 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of 4.3 as they averaged 106.9 points per contest while giving up 102.6 per game. The Bulls had an overall record of 41-41 last season. They were 4th in the Central Division. They averaged 102.9 points per game and surrendered 102.4, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors were 44-36-2 against the spread last season
The Toronto Raptors were 44-38-0 against the over/under last year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls were 42-40-0 against the spread last season
The Chicago Bulls were 32-50-0 against the over/under last year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/4/2017 Malcolm Miller F Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/10/2017 Kris Dunn G Finger Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Nikola Mirotic F Ankle Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 Quincy Pondexter G Hamstring Game Time Decision
9/26/2017 Zach LaVine G Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 24
8/30/2017 Cameron Payne G Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 30
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest after averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 5.2 rebounds per game and dished out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage finished at 84%. Kyle Lowry averaged 22.4 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 82%.
Robin Lopez averaged 10.4 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game and had 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was at 72%. Nikola Mirotic averaged 10.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 24 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averaged 106.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 4.21 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 13th in the league. They averaged 43.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranked them 18th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 27th with 12.7 per game. The Raptors allowed 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 8th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 42.1 rebounds a game which ranked 7th and they gave up 21.8 assists per contest, which put them in 9th place in the league. They forced 14.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago was 23rd in the league with 102.9 points per game last year. They were 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 0.43. They shot 34% from 3-point range, which was good for 24th in the NBA. They were 3rd in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Bulls were 18th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Bulls surrendered 102.4 points per contest, which ranked them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 22nd with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls were 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game last season.
The Raptors were 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 112.3 was ranked 20th. They were 24th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 12th. As a unit they were 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Toronto was 26th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 23rd in the NBA.
Chicago was 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 22nd in the league. The Bulls were 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 107 was ranked 25th. In terms of pace they were 20th in the league with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 30th. As a team they were 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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