Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 1-10. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.6 as they average 103.7 points per game while giving up 114.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 3-9 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 107.2 points per game and surrender 114.3, good for a point differential of -7.2.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/08/18 PG George Hill Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/07/18 SF Cedi Osman Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Chicago
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
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
Rodney Hood averages 12.3 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. Cedi Osman comes into this contest averaging 11.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Zach Lavine averages 27.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jabari Parker averages 14.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 114.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Cleveland averages 103.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 114.3 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.1 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 49.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Chicago is 23rd in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Bulls are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Cavaliers are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Cleveland is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league.
Chicago is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Bulls are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 24th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +4.5
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