Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Chicago Bulls head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Monday, November 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has New York as 5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 2-8. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.8 as they average 107.2 points per contest while giving up 115.0 per game. The Knicks have an overall record of 3-6 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 107.3 points per game and surrender 109.8, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 6-2-1 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 4-5-0 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 New York Knicks Injuries
11/02/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is out indefinitely
10/22/18 SF Kevin Knox Ankle is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Lavine averages 26.6 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jabari Parker comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per night. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Tim Hardaway scores 25.1 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 115.0 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Chicago averages 107.2 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.2 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks give up 109.8 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest. New York is 23rd in the NBA with 107.3 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.2. The Knicks are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Bulls are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league.
New York is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago +5 and over 217 total points
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