Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 2 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 13-18. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.9 as they average 111.0 points per contest while giving up 111.8 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 7-24. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 101.2 points per contest and give up 112.0, which is a point differential of -10.8.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-15-0 against the spread this season
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 14-15-1 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 9-21-0 against the over/under this year
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/16/18 G Allen Crabbe Knee is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/17/18 F Jabari Parker Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
12/15/18 PG Zach LaVine Ankle is out indefinitely
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 79%. D'Angelo Russell averages 18.0 points per contest in 29.0 minutes per game. He averages 6.0 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Justin Holiday scores 12.4 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 111.0 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 45.0 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.1 per game. The Nets allow 111.8 points per contest, which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 30th in the NBA with 101.2 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.81. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 21.5. The Bulls are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Bulls give up 112.0 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Nets are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 24th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Chicago is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 18th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -2
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