Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 10.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 3-8. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.0 as they average 108.0 points per contest while giving up 115.0 per game. The Pelicans have an overall record of 4-6 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 118.6 points per game and surrender 120.7, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-6-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-3-0 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 New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/05/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is out indefinitely
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Lavine averages 27.9 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Nikola Mirotic averages 21.8 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 115.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Chicago averages 108.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 120.7 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.9 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. New Orleans is 5th in the league with 118.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.2. The Pelicans are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Bulls are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 114.1, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 24th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Chicago is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 115.1, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 26th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -10.5
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