Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Chicago Bulls head to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 13.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 4-11. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.9 as they average 104.3 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 10-4. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 121.0 points per contest and give up 110.1, which is a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 5-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 8-6-0 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 11-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/25/18 F Bobby Portis Knee is out 4-6 weeks
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 Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/14/18 G Donte DiVincenzo Knee left last game, is questionable Friday vs Chicago
Jabari Parker averages 14.7 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 25.9 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Khris Middleton averages 19.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 25.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.7 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 112.3 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Chicago averages 104.3 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 42.4 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks give up 110.1 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.0 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. Milwaukee is 1st in the NBA with 121.0 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 51.1 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.9. The Bucks are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.1.
The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Chicago is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league.
Milwaukee is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Bucks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 116.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee -13.5 and under 223.5 total points
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