Brooklyn Nets at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 4/7/2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 5.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 26-53. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 110.6 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 27-51. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per contest and giving up 109.6, which is a point differential of -6.4.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 44-33-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-43-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 41-35-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 42-36-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
04/05/18 F DeMarre Carroll Hip is "?" Saturday vs Chicago
04/05/18 F Dante Cunningham Back is "?" Saturday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/05/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is out indefinitely
04/05/18 F Noah Vonleh Calf injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Boston
04/02/18 G Kris Dunn Toe is out for season
03/22/18 G Zach LaVine Knee is out for season
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Bobby Portis averages 13.3 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Brooklyn averages 106.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.19 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Chicago is 25th in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.42. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Bulls are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Nets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 6th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Chicago is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Bulls are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +5.5
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