Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 2 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 3-13. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -10.7 as they average 102.8 points per game while giving up 113.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 4-13 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 103.1 points per game and surrender 113.5, good for a point differential of -10.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 7-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-9-0 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 6-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/20/18 PG Zach LaVine Illness missed last game, is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Phoenix
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
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 23.8 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%. T.J. Warren averages 17.9 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jabari Parker scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Zach Lavine averages 25.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 102.8 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 39.9 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 17.2 per game. The Suns allow 113.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 28th in the NBA with 103.1 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.41. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.5 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 21.6. The Bulls are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Bulls give up 113.5 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 50.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.1, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Phoenix is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Chicago is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.5, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +2
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