Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls NBA Game Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
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Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls play the Toronto Raptors at United Center on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Chicago opens this matchup as 3.5 point dogs. The O/U is set at 225.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/23/2019 Patrick McCaw SF Knee Game Time Decision
10/23/2019 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF Groin Game Time Decision
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/24/2019 Shaquille Harrison PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/24/2019 Chandler Hutchison SF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Oct 26
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 22 points per contest while playing 45 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 27% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Pascal Siakam averages 34 points per contest in 38 minutes per game. He averages 5 assists per game and 18 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Zach Lavine scores 16 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per game. He hauls in 6 rebounds per contest and has 7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Lauri Markkanen averages 35 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per game. He also brings in 17 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 130 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 57 boards per contest and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 17 per game. The Raptors allow 122 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 30 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 6th in the NBA with 125 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 49 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25. The Bulls are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12. The Bulls give up 126 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 51% shooting percentage and a 52% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 28 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 19 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 18th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Toronto is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Chicago is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 64%, which is 2nd in the league. The Bulls are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 121.8, and their defensive rating of 122.8 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -3.5
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