Phoenix Suns vs Chicago Bulls Predictions, Expert NBA Pick 2/22/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -1
Kelly Oubre and the Phoenix Suns (22-33, 4th in the Pacific Division) travel to United Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Chicago Bulls (19-37, 3rd in the Central Division). The line on this game has Phoenix as 1 point favorites. The total opens at 220.
The Suns are covering 46.3% of the time, having gone 25-29-1 ATS. Chicago is covering 43.6% of the time, going 24-31-1 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/19/20 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
02/19/20 C Aron Baynes Hip is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
02/19/20 SF Dario Saric Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
02/21/20 SF Chandler Hutchison Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/19/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
02/19/20 SG Denzel Valentine Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
02/04/20 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
Kelly Oubre comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Devin Booker averages 26.4 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Zach Lavine averages 25.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Coby White averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 112.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.8 per game. The Suns allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 26th in the league with 106.1 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Bulls are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Bulls surrender 109.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per game.
The Suns are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 18th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 21st. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Phoenix is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Chicago is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -1
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