Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 12 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 4-10. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -6.4 as they average 105.9 points per contest while giving up 112.4 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 7-6. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.2 points per contest and give up 103.5, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-5-0 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 5-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 4-9-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
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 Boston Celtics Injuries
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Jabari Parker comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Zach Lavine averages 27.1 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kyrie Irving scores 21.0 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jaylen Brown averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 105.9 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 112.4 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 25th in the NBA with 105.2 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.69. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 23.6. The Celtics are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Celtics give up 103.5 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 48.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Chicago is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Boston is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 27th in the league. The Celtics are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +12
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