Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Game Picks 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 16-45. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.0 as they average 103.7 points per contest while giving up 111.7 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 24-38. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 100.9 points per contest and give up 104.1, which is a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 27-32-2 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 27-34-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-34-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-37-0 against the over/under this year
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
02/25/19 PG Kris Dunn Migraine is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis
02/25/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Leg is questionable Wednesday vs Memphis
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
02/25/19 SF CJ Miles Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Lauri Markkanen averages 19.3 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Avery Bradley scores 8.9 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Mike Conley averages 20.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.7 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 42.2 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 111.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the NBA with 100.9 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.13. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.4. The Grizzlies are 17th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Grizzlies give up 104.1 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 44.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 23rd. 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 25th 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 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Memphis is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Grizzlies are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +2.5
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