Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls NBA Point Spread Picks 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 53-23. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 114.2 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 21-55 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 105.2 points per game and surrender 113.3, good for a point differential of -8.1.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 33-41-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 42-33-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 34-40-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 33-41-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/28/19 SF OG Anunoby Head is upgraded to probable Thursday vs New York
03/27/19 SF Kawhi Leonard Rest is out Thursday vs New York
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
03/28/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is doubtful Saturday vs Toronto
03/28/19 PG Zach LaVine Thigh is doubtful Saturday vs Toronto
03/28/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Shoulder is doubtful Saturday vs Toronto
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
Kyle Lowry averages 14.6 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 27.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Wayne Selden averages 6.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 18.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Robin Lopez averages 9.3 points per game while playing 21.3 minutes per contest. 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%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Toronto averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 113.3 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 26th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.5 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Chicago is 27th in the league with 105.2 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Raptors are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Chicago is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 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, and their offensive rating of 105 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 26th 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 Raptors/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +7.5
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