Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Washington Wizards travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 22-32. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.3 as they average 113.4 points per contest while giving up 116.6 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 12-42 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 102.1 points per game and surrender 111.3, good for a point differential of -9.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 22-31-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-22-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 23-29-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 22-32-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Bobby Portis Acquired is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
02/07/19 F Jabari Parker Acquired is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
02/07/19 PG Zach LaVine Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Brooklyn
02/07/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Acquired is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Trevor Ariza averages 12.3 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Otto Porter averages 12.6 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Zach Lavine averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.0 per game. The Wizards allow 116.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 26.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 29th in the league with 102.1 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Bulls surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Wizards are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Washington is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Chicago is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 22nd. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -1
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