Spurs vs Bulls predictions 1/27/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -1.5
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs (20-24, 4th in the Southwest Division) head to United Center on Monday where they'll take on the Chicago Bulls (18-30, 3rd in the Central Division). San Antonio opens this matchup as 1.5 point favorites. The total is set at 217.5.
The Spurs are covering the spread 41.9% of the time, having gone 18-25-1 ATS. Chicago covers the spread 48.9% of the time, going 23-24-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.3 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Kris Dunn averages 7.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Zach Lavine averages 25.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 114.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. San Antonio averages 113.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.1 per game. Chicago is 26th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.8. The Bulls are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Chicago is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Bulls are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -1.5
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