Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 9.5 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 Hornets have an overall record of 2-3 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 112.2 points per game and surrender 110.4, good for a point differential of 1.8.
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 Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/25/18 F Bobby Portis Undisclosed injured last game, is doubtful Friday vs Charlotte
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 Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/24/18 F Cody Zeller Facial left last game, questionable Friday vs s Chicago
Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 32.3 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Jabari Parker averages 14.8 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 11.6 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Kemba Walker averages 31 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
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 game, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. 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 15th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 16th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 11. The Hornets surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 48.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
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 18th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 11th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Chicago is 9th 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 18th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hornets are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 18th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -9.5
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