Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers Expert NBA Picks 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Chicago Bulls head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 10-36. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.6 as they average 101.0 points per contest while giving up 111.6 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 9-38. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.8 points per contest and give up 113.9, which is a point differential of -11.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 20-23-2 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 18-27-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-25-1 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-21-0 against the over/under this year
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/19/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is questionable Monday vs Chicago
01/10/19 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Kris Dunn comes into this game averaging 12.2 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Zach Lavine averages 22.8 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Collin Sexton scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 101.0 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 41.5 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 111.6 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.09. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.1. The Cavaliers are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Cavaliers give up 113.9 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 29th 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 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Cleveland is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 118.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -3
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