Denver Nuggets at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 10/31/2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 8 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 5-1. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 8.5 as they average 113.7 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 2-5 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 110.3 points per game and surrender 119.9, good for a point differential of -9.6.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 4-1-0 against the spread this season
The Denver Nuggets are 2-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 3-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip 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
Gary Harris comes into this game averaging 20.0 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Nikola Jokic averages 21.5 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jabari Parker scores 15.9 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Zach Lavine averages 28.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 113.7 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 48.5 boards per contest and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.2 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 19th in the NBA with 110.3 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -9.57. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.1 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.4. The Bulls are 15th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bulls give up 119.9 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.1 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 47.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Nuggets are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 4th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 16th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Denver is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Chicago is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Bulls are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 119 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -8
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