Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 15.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 10-31. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -9.5 as they average 100.7 points per contest while giving up 110.2 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 27-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 116.7 points per contest and give up 111.7, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-20-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 14-26-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 17-24-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 21-20-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
01/09/19 PG Shaun Livingston Knee is questionable Friday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Lauri Markkanen averages 17.0 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Klay Thompson averages 21.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kevin Durant averages 28.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 100.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.6 per game. The Bulls allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 3rd in the league with 116.7 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.3. The Warriors are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Warriors surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.6, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 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 13.4 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 11th in the league.
Golden State is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 17th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -15.5
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