Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 2 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 14-27. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 19-21. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 103.9, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 23-16-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 23-18-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 22-18-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 18-21-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/09/18 F Nikola Mirotic Illness is "?" Wednesday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
01/07/18 F Michael Beasley Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
Kris Dunn comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.9 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Enes Kanter averages 13.4 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 101.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.32 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14 per game. The Bulls allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 20th in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.73. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Knicks are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Knicks surrender 103.9 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.6 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 8th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 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 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
New York is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Knicks are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 17th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +2
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