Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks NBA Point Spread Picks 3/1/2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, March 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 17-45. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.9 as they average 103.8 points per contest while giving up 111.7 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 21-41. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 111.3 points per contest and give up 118.3, which is a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 28-32-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 27-35-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-33-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 34-27-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lauri Markkanen averages 19.4 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
John Collins averages 19.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Trae Young averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Chicago averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.3 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.3 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Atlanta is 18th in the league with 111.3 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.1.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -3
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