Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Chicago Bulls head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 2 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 18-34. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 16-36. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per contest and giving up 106.7, which is a point differential of -8.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-21-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 28-24-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 21-28-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 28-24-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/04/18 F Lauri Markkanen Personal is upgraded to probable Monday vs Sacramento
01/18/18 PG Kris Dunn Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out for season
02/01/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is OUT 2-3 weeks
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Justin Holiday comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Robin Lopez averages 12.6 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Buddy Hield has scored 12.5 points per contest while playing 24 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.6 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.77 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 109.3 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 98.3 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.4. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.9. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Kings give up 106.7 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 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 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.1, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +2
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