Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 18-33. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 25-25. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 107.3, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-20-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 28-23-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-23-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-22-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/31/18 F Lauri Markkanen Personal is "?" Saturday vs LA Clippers
01/18/18 PG Kris Dunn Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
02/02/18 F Tobias Harris Acquired is probable Saturday vs Chicago
01/30/18 G Avery Bradley Acquired is probable Saturday vs Chicago
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Justin Holiday comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Robin Lopez averages 12.5 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Lou Williams averages 23.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.69 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 107.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.32. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 21.9. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 15. The Clippers surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 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 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Clippers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -7
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