Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 8 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 6.1 as they average 108.8 points per contest while giving up 102.6 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 2-6 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 109.9 points per game and surrender 118.4, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 14.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Zach Lavine averages 28.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jabari Parker averages 14.6 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Indiana averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 118.4 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 48.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Chicago is 20th in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Bulls are 19th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Pacers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 3rd. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league.
Chicago is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Bulls are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +8
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