Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks Expert NBA Picks 10/28/2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (0-3, 5th in the Atlantic Division) play the Chicago Bulls (1-2, 4th in the Central Division) at Madison Square Garden on Monday, October 28, 2019. Chicago opens this matchup as 1 point favorites. The total opens at 219.
The Bulls are covering the spread 33.3% of the time, having gone 1-2-0 ATS. New York is covering 66.7% of the time, going 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/26/2019 Chandler Hutchison SF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Oct 28
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/26/2019 Kadeem Allen SG Knee Game Time Decision
7/22/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
Lauri Markkanen comes into this game averaging 18 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Zach Lavine averages 21 points per contest in 31 minutes per game. He averages 5 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Julius Randle scores 16 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per game. He hauls in 11 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Marcus Morris averages 16 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and has 1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 106 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 46 boards per contest and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 14 per game. The Bulls allow 112 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 26 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 20 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 21st in the NBA with 105 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -12. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 44 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 19. The Knicks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 22. The Knicks give up 117 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 47 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 20 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Chicago is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league.
New York is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 106.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -1
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