Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 18-29. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 18-30. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per contest and giving up 109.0, which is a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-23-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-22-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-17-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 27-21-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/23/18 PG Lonzo Ball Knee is "?" Friday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/18/18 PG Kris Dunn Concussion is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.4 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%.
Justin Holiday averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.26 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 109 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season. Chicago is 21st in the league with 103.6 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.31. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Bulls are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Lakers are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Chicago is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 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 109.4, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -4.5
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