Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 2/23/2020
Game: Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -1
Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards (20-34, 3rd in the Southeast Division) head to United Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Bulls (19-37, 3rd in the Central Division). Washington opens this contest as 1 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 231.5.
The Wizards cover 50.9% of the time, having gone 27-26-1 ATS. Chicago covers the spread 43.6% of the time, going 24-31-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles 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
02/21/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Phoenix
02/21/20 SG Denzel Valentine Hamstring is downgraded to out Saturday vs Phoenix
02/21/20 PF Luke Kornet Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Phoenix
02/04/20 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 29.1 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.1 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Ish Smith comes into this game averaging 10.7 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Zach Lavine averages 25.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Coby White scores 11.1 points per contest while playing 24.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 119.7 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Washington averages 115.5 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 109.4 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per contest. Chicago is 27th in the NBA with 106.1 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 23.1. The Bulls are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Wizards are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Washington is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Chicago is 5th 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 5th 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.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago +1 and over 231.5 total points
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