Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns NBA Tips 3/18/2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, March 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 3.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 19-51. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.8 as they average 105.2 points per contest while giving up 113.0 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 17-54. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 107.2 points per contest and give up 116.1, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-37-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-38-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-38-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 31-40-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
03/17/19 PG Ryan Arcidiacono Head is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Sacramento
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/16/19 F Richaun Holmes Quad is questionable Monday vs Chicago
03/16/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Monday vs Chicago
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Otto Porter averages 14.0 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Devin Booker averages 25.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Deandre Ayton averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th 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 113.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 24th in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Suns surrender 116.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns were 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game last season.
The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% 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 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +3.5
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