Wizards vs Bulls 1/15/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago Plus
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -5
Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards (13-26, 4th in the Southeast Division) head to United Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Chicago Bulls (14-27, 3rd in the Central Division). Chicago opens this matchup as 5 point favorites. The total opens at 227.5.
The Wizards cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 19-19-1 ATS. Chicago covers the spread 47.5% of the time, going 19-21-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
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
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 27.7 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Ish Smith comes into this game averaging 11.3 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Zach Lavine averages 24.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Lauri Markkanen scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 119.9 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 30th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Washington averages 114.8 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 47.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per contest. Chicago is 25th in the NBA with 105.7 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22.8. The Bulls are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.2.
The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 116 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 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 1st in the league.
Chicago is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Bulls are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 11th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. 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.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago -5 and over 227.5 total points
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