Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/19/2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, March 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 1 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 24-45. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 25-45. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 37-30-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 37-32-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 32-38-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-32-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/17/18 G Kris Dunn Toe is "?" Monday vs New York
03/17/18 F Lauri Markkanen Back is "?" Monday vs New York
03/17/18 G Zach LaVine Knee is "?" Monday vs New York
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/17/18 G Courtney Lee Personal is "?" Monday vs Chicago
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Denzel Valentine averages 10.1 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Tim Hardaway averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.87 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game. The Bulls allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 21st in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.46. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Knicks surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Bulls are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 10th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Chicago is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
New York is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Knicks are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% 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 +1
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