Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets Expert NBA Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 6.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 12-40. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.4 as they average 101.4 points per contest while giving up 110.8 per game. The Hornets have an overall record of 24-26 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 111.5 points per game and surrender 111.4, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 23-27-2 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 20-32-0 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 25-25-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-23-0 against the over/under this year
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/31/19 PG Zach LaVine Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/31/19 PG Tony Parker Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Memphis
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.0 assist per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kris Dunn averages 12.2 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kemba Walker scores 24.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 101.4 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 42.0 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.0 per game. The Bulls allow 110.8 points per contest, which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 18th in the NBA with 111.5 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.04. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.7. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Hornets give up 111.4 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.8, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Chicago is 5th 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 11th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Hornets are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 18th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +6.5
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