Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 5 point favorites.
The Hornets have a regular season record of 2-2. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 2.8 as they average 112.8 points per game while giving up 110 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 0-3. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 111 points per contest and give up 120, which is a point differential of -9.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out indefinitely
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is out 6-8 weeks
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 33 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Jeremy Lamb averages 11.5 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Bobby Portis averages 12.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Zach Lavine averages 32.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 17th in the league with 111 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -9. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 38 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24. The Bulls are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Bulls surrender 120 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Hornets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Charlotte is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league.
Chicago is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league. The Bulls are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 117.1 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 11th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +5
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