Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls Basketball Betting Tips 3/12/2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 30-36. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -2.0 as they average 112.0 points per contest while giving up 114.0 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 19-49 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 105.0 points per game and surrender 112.7, good for a point differential of -7.7.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-39-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-39-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 30-36-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 30-38-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/10/19 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago
03/10/19 C Tyson Chandler Neck is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Chicago
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
03/10/19 PG Zach LaVine Knee is questionable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
JaVale McGee averages 11.1 points per game in 20.9 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 19.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Zach Lavine averages 23.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 114.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Los Angeles averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 112.7 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Chicago is 28th in the league with 105.0 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Lakers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 13th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Chicago is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 25th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1
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