Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 20-39. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 19-41. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 109.7, which is a point differential of -4.5.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-26-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-27-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-26-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-35-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/24/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is "?" Monday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
02/25/18 G Caris LeVert Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs Chicago
02/25/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is upgraded to probable Monday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.8 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
DeMarre Carroll averages 13.1 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. D'Angelo Russell averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.02 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game. The Bulls allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 105.2 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.43. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Nets surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 7th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Nets are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 8th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn -2.5
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