Kings vs Bulls predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -1.5
De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings (15-29, 4th in the Pacific Division) head to United Center on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago Bulls (17-29, 4th in the Central Division). Chicago opens this matchup as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 218.5.
The Kings cover the spread 46.5% of the time, having gone 20-23-1 ATS. Chicago is covering 48.9% of the time, going 22-23-1 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/22/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is questionable Friday vs Chicago
01/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Buddy Hield averages 20.0 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Lauri Markkanen scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Zach Lavine averages 25.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 15.1 per game. The Kings allow 110.5 points per contest, which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 25th in the NBA with 105.9 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.96. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.7. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Bulls give up 107.9 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest this year.
The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Sacramento is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Chicago is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Bulls are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -1.5
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