Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
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Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls (1-3, 4th in the Central Division) head to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday where they'll take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2, 3rd in the Central Division). Chicago opens this contest as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 219.5.
The Bulls are covering the spread 25.0% of the time, having gone 1-3-0 ATS. Cleveland is covering the spread 66.7% of the time, going 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/28/2019 Chandler Hutchison SF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/27/2019 John Henson PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 12
10/23/2019 Dylan Windler SG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
10/17/2019 Ante Zizic C Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
Lauri Markkanen averages 17.8 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 21.3 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kevin Love averages 15.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 15.7 rebounds per game and dishes 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Collin Sexton scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 110.3 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Chicago averages 104.3 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest. Cleveland is 26th in the NBA with 102.3 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.0. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.7 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 20.7. The Cavaliers are 17th in turnovers per contest with 15.7.
The Bulls are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.6, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Chicago is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Cleveland is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Cavaliers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 20th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights prediction?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -2.5
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