Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/28/2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 14.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 5-16. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.1 as they average 103.6 points per contest while giving up 112.7 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 14-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 121.0 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-13-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-5-0 against the over/under
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
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Zach Lavine averages 25.7 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Khris Middleton averages 19.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.0 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.0 per game. The Bulls allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 121.0 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 50.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.3. The Bucks are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Bucks surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Chicago is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Milwaukee is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Bucks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 6th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. 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.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -14.5
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