Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 3 point favorites.
The Bulls have a regular season record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.5 as they average 112 points per game while giving up 122.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 1-1. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 120 points per contest and give up 128.5, which is a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Kris Dunn Personal is questionable Monday vs Dallas
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is out 6-8 weeks
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/21/18 F Harrison Barnes Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Chicago
10/20/18 PG Devin Harris Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Chicago
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Bobby Portis comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 50%. Zach Lavine averages 31.5 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Wesley Matthews averages 17 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Dennis Smith averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 112 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40 rebounds per game and 27 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 12 per game. The Bulls allow 122.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 6th in the league with 120 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 28.5. The Mavericks are 22nd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Mavericks surrender 128.5 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 53% shooting percentage and a 54% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 29 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 38.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game.
The Bulls are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 117.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Chicago is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Dallas is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 63%, which is 2nd in the league. The Mavericks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 118.9, and their defensive rating of 127.3 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 13th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -3
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