Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 1-3. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -6.3 as they average 111.3 points per contest while giving up 117.5 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 2-2. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 117 points per contest and give up 118, which is a point differential of -1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/25/18 F Bobby Portis Knee is out 4-6 weeks
10/23/18 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out 4-6 weeks
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out indefinitely
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is out 6-8 weeks
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/23/18 F John Collins Ankle is out indefinitely
10/23/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine averages 32.3 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 21.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 93%. Trae Young averages 21.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 117.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Chicago averages 111.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.0 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Atlanta is 9th in the league with 117.0 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.5. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.5.
The Bulls are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 117.1, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 27th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 11th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Chicago is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Hawks are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 12th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 108.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 8th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta -4.5
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