Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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The Utah Jazz travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 3.5 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 13-14. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 103.1 points per contest while giving up 99.9 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 6-20. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of -8.7.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 13-13-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-11-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 11-15-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
12/12/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
12/12/17 PG Raul Neto Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
12/12/17 G Rodney Hood Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/12/17 F Lauri Markkanen Back is "?" Wednesday vs Utah
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell averages 17.3 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%.
Robin Lopez averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Utah averages 103.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.15 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 40 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season. Chicago is 29th in the league with 97.3 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -8.62. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Bulls are 24th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Jazz are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Utah is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Chicago is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 10th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +3.5
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