Portland Trail Blazers vs Chicago Bulls NBA Tips 11/25/2019
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -1
Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls (6-11, 3rd in the Central Division) play the Portland Trail Blazers (5-12, 5th in the Northwest Division) at United Center on Monday, November 25, 2019. The odds on this game have Portland as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 227.5.
The Blazers cover the spread 43.8% of the time, having gone 7-9-1 ATS. Chicago covers the spread 41.2% of the time, going 7-10-0 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/23/2019 Hassan Whiteside C Hip Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Zach Collins PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
7/6/2019 Jusuf Nurkic C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/20/2019 Jr SF Foot Expected to be out until at least Dec 6
11/18/2019 Luke Kornet PF Nose Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/12/2019 Cristiano Felicio PF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Damian Lillard averages 28.3 points per game in 38.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 13.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Zach Lavine averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 14.1 per game. The Blazers allow 116.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 19th in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Bulls are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Bulls surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 48.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.9 per game.
The Blazers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Portland is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Chicago is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Bulls are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland -1
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