Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 10 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 Jazz have an overall record of 21-21 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 107.8 points per game and surrender 105.5, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-21-1 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 15-26-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 21-20-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 21-21-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/11/19 PG Zach LaVine Ankle is probable Friday vs Golden State
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/08/19 PG Ricky Rubio Thigh is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Zach Lavine averages 23.5 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Rudy Gobert averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Donovan Mitchell averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
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 18th and 15th 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 18th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 22nd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Jazz surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz were 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game last season.
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 22nd 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.
Utah is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Jazz are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +15.5
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