Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 1/27/2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 9 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 9-41. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -11.3 as they average 102.3 points per game while giving up 113.6 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 11-38 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 101.1 points per game and surrender 111.2, good for a point differential of -10.1.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 20-28-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-22-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 21-25-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 19-29-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Collin Sexton comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.5 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kris Dunn averages 12.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Zach Lavine averages 23.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 102.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 29th in the league with 101.1 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Bulls are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Bulls surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Cavaliers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 118.5, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Cleveland is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Chicago is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 23rd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -9
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