New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 2.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 16-64. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -9.2 as they average 104.9 points per game while giving up 114.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 22-58 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 105.1 points per game and surrender 113.4, good for a point differential of -8.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 32-46-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 36-43-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 35-43-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-42-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/08/19 G Allonzo Trier Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago
04/08/19 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago
04/08/19 F Noah Vonleh Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago
03/29/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out for season
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
04/07/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs New York
04/07/19 PG Zach LaVine Thigh is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs New York
04/07/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs New York
03/27/19 F Lauri Markkanen Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out for season
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out for season
Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Kevin Knox averages 12.8 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Robin Lopez averages 9.4 points per game while playing 21.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Wayne Selden averages 6.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 114.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 27th in the league with 105.1 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 22.0. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Bulls surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Knicks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. New York is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Chicago is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 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 113.2, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 25th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -2.5
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