Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Tips 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 19-50. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.8 as they average 105.0 points per contest while giving up 112.8 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 39-30 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 114.4 points per game and surrender 113.6, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 30-37-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 31-38-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 40-29-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 35-33-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
03/13/19 PG Zach LaVine Knee is doubtful Friday vs LA Clippers
03/13/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is questionable Friday vs LA Clippers
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/14/19 SF Danilo Gallinari Ankle is questionable Friday vs Chicago
Otto Porter comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Lauri Markkanen averages 19.0 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Lou Williams averages 20.3 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 105.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 112.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 6th in the league with 114.4 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.4. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Clippers surrender 113.6 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game last season.
The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 25th. 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 27th. As a team they are 27th 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 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Clippers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +8.5
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