Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Washington Wizards travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 2 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 30-41. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 114.4 points per contest while giving up 116.9 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 20-52 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 105.3 points per game and surrender 113.1, good for a point differential of -7.8.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-37-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 43-28-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 32-38-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-39-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
03/18/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Trevor Ariza comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 26.0 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Otto Porter averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Lauri Markkanen averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 116.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 26.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 27th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -7.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Bulls surrender 113.1 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 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Wizards are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th 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 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Chicago is 10th 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 112.9, and their offensive rating of 105.1 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 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +2
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