Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Game Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 10-33. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.1 as they average 100.9 points per contest while giving up 111.0 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 23-21. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 111.4 points per contest and give up 110.6, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 20-22-1 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 17-26-0 against the over/under this year
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-24-1 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-27-0 against the over/under this year
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/13/19 F Bobby Portis Elbow is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/28/18 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is out indefinitely
12/26/18 SF LeBron James Groin is out indefinitely
Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 23.6 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Lauri Markkanen averages 16.5 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brandon Ingram scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 100.9 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.1 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 20th in the NBA. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 111.0 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 15th in the NBA with 111.4 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.77. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.0 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.3. The Lakers are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Lakers give up 110.6 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 47.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 17th 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 112 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. 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 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 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 8th in the league.
Los Angeles is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Lakers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 6th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +7.5
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