Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (2-3, 2nd in the Central Division) will play the Chicago Bulls (2-4, 4th in the Central Division) on Sunday. Indiana opens this contest as 5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 217.
The Bulls cover the spread 33.3% of the time, having gone 2-4-0 ATS. Indiana covers the spread 40.0% of the time, going 2-3-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/31/2019 Chandler Hutchison SF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 3
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/31/2019 Myles Turner C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
10/31/2019 Edmond Sumner PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
10/27/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Zach Lavine averages 21.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Domantas Sabonis averages 21.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Malcolm Brogdon averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 10.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 97%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.5 per game. The Bulls allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the league with 104.6 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Pacers are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Pacers surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.2 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 47.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.6 per game.
The Bulls are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 23rd. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 28th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Chicago is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Indiana is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pacers are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 14th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -5
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