Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 11/16/2019
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -1
Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls (4-8, 4th in the Central Division) host the Brooklyn Nets (4-7, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at United Center on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Brooklyn opens this contest as 1 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 231.5.
The Nets cover 36.4% of the time, having gone 4-7-0 ATS. Chicago is covering 50.0% of the time, going 6-6-0 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/14/2019 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SG Personal Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/14/2019 Jr SF Foot Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Cristiano Felicio PF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 28.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 94%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 17.1 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Zach Lavine averages 20.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 116.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 17.2 per game. The Nets allow 119.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 21st in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.1. The Bulls are 19th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Bulls surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 50.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 19.6 per game.
The Nets are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 105.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Brooklyn is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Chicago is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Bulls are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 14th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -1
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