Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards NBA Picks 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 11.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 21-57. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.3 as they average 105.1 points per contest while giving up 113.4 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 32-46 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 114.2 points per game and surrender 116.9, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 34-42-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 35-41-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-40-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 47-31-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
04/02/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Washington
04/02/19 PG Zach LaVine Thigh is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Washington
04/02/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Washington
03/27/19 F Lauri Markkanen Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out for season
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
04/02/19 SF Trevor Ariza Groin is out for season
Wayne Selden averages 6.9 points per game in 19.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Robin Lopez comes into this contest averaging 9.4 points per game while playing 21.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Bradley Beal averages 26.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Jeff Green averages 12.3 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 113.4 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 27th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Chicago averages 105.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 22.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 116.9 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.2 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. Washington is 8th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 26.4. The Wizards are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Washington is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 27th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -11.5
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