Bulls vs Nets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -6.5
Barclays Center is the site where Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (20-26, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Chicago Bulls (19-31, 3rd in the Central Division) on Friday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 6.5 point favorites. The total is set at 220.5.
The Bulls are covering the spread 46.9% of the time, having gone 23-26-1 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 43.5% of the time, going 20-26-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/30/20 PF Daniel Gafford Thumb is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/30/20 SG Garrett Temple Head left last game, is questionable Friday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kris Dunn averages 7.5 points per contest in 25.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Kyrie Irving scores 26.8 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 21.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 105.7 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.2 per game. The Bulls allow 107.8 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 19th in the NBA with 109.7 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.0 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.6. The Nets are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Nets give up 112.0 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.9 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 47.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 9th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 26th 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. Chicago is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Nets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 13th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -6.5
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