Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 9 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 36-9. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 115.9 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 17-27. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per contest and giving up 108.3, which is a point differential of -5.5.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 21-23-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 26-16-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 26-18-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/15/18 SF Omri Casspi Back is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Durant comes into this game averaging 26.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Klay Thompson averages 20.5 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kris Dunn has scored 13.6 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per game this season for the Bulls. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.9 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.11 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 30.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.7 per game. The Warriors allow 106.8 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 23rd in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.59. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 23.7. The Bulls are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14. The Bulls give up 108.3 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 13 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Golden State is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Chicago is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Bulls are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 8th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +9
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