Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks 11/14/2019
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -11
Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls (4-7, 4th in the Central Division) go to Fiserv Forum on Thursday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Bucks (7-3, 1st in the Central Division). The line on this game has Milwaukee as 11 point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.5.
The Bulls are covering 45.5% of the time, having gone 5-6-0 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 50.0% of the time, going 5-5-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/12/2019 Jr SF Foot Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Cristiano Felicio PF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/11/2019 Kyle Korver SG Head Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Khris Middleton SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
Zach Lavine averages 20.0 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 16.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 14.3 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 19.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Chicago averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 111.8 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 47.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game. Milwaukee is 2nd in the league with 119.9 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.7 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Bucks are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Bulls are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Chicago is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Milwaukee is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 9th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 106.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -11
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