Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 4/9/2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, April 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 8.5 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 27-53. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 109.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 27-53. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per contest and giving up 110.4, which is a point differential of -3.8.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 41-37-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 43-37-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 45-33-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-44-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/07/18 F Noah Vonleh Calf is out indefinitely
04/05/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is out indefinitely
04/02/18 G Kris Dunn Toe is out for season
03/22/18 G Zach LaVine Knee is out for season
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
04/07/18 F DeMarre Carroll Hip is out indefinitely
Bobby Portis comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while playing 22.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.2 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
D'Angelo Russell has scored 15.5 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.1 points per contest this year, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 109.8 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 25.8 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.79. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 23.5. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Nets give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 46.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 7th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 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 11th in the NBA. Chicago is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Nets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +8.5
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