Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 12-3. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 7.3 as they average 116.5 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 4-11 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 104.3 points per game and surrender 112.3, good for a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 10-5-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/18 SF CJ Miles Ankle is out indefinitely
11/15/18 G Danny Green Back is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston
11/15/18 F Serge Ibaka Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder 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
Kyle Lowry averages 16.1 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Zach Lavine averages 25.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Jabari Parker averages 14.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Toronto averages 116.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 112.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.1 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 49.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Chicago is 26th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Toronto is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Chicago is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Bulls are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 22nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +8.5
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