Chicago
Bulls
Stadium United Center
14-44 Overall | EASTERN 13th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division103.2111.6
Schedule
Regular season
Sat  2/2
@
Charlotte
L118-125
Wed  2/6
vs
New Orleans
L120-125
Fri  2/8
@
Brooklyn
W125-106
Sat  2/9
vs
Washington
L125-134
Mon  2/11
vs
Milwaukee
L99-112
Wed  2/13
vs
Memphis
W122-110
Fri  2/22
@
Orlando
7:00pm
Sat  2/23
vs
Boston
8:00pm
Mon  2/25
vs
Milwaukee
8:00pm
Wed  2/27
@
Memphis
8:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING UP

Before the season, the Bulls were projected to win 21.2 games (average per simulation) and things are looking positive. On 10/12 their projected win total was up to 29.2 before dropping to 16.6 on 12/6. From the start of the season to now their projected win total is up to 23 wins.

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Easier

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 49% #15 Easiest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 52% #4 Toughest

Bulls' Season Forecast Changes

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: F

Based on the money line projected win totals in each game, the 14-44 Bulls 'should have' 18 wins. If you consider winning as an underdog or winning by 10+ as a slight favorite, then they have 13 good wins vs 5 bad losses. They have come up especially short at home. Their 6-23 home record is -17% lower than their expected win percentage. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (3-8, 27%) is under their expected 37% win percentage. In simulations where the Bulls played every other team (neutral court in playoffs) they won just 38.2% of the time (#27 in the league). They have moved up from #30 in the league back on 11/23.

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STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54.1% (#26 in League). The team has improved to 59.8% in their last 7 games. They average 103.2 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 104.9. On the road they average 103.3 (103.8 expected), and at home 103 ppg (106 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 56.8 true FG% (#24 in League). They allow 111.6 pts per game vs an expected value of 111.4. They are allowing 110.7 (112.9 expected) on the road, and at home 112.5 ppg (109.9 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 4.4 per game (#28 in league). However, the team has recently outrebounded opponents by 3.

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.7 per game (#19 in league).

NEXT 6 GAME OUTLOOK: STORMY

The forecast for their next 6 games is not good. They have 3 games where they are expected to be competitive with at least a 45% chance of winning, and 7 games where they are a clear underdog. The most likely scenario over the next 6 games is a record of 2-4 (33% chance). Their chances of winning 4 or more are 13.1%. At #13 in the conference, they are behind the Hawks by 5 games. With a -0.72 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 6 games they may find themselves further behind in the conference. They are ahead of the Cavaliers by 2 games. In the short-term, we do predict much of a change in the gap between them and the Cavaliers. There is only a -0.28 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games. The Fatigue Index factors for travel (miles, time zones crossed) and games played. Based on this index the Bulls are the 9th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Bulls are playing 8 games, traveling 3470 miles crossing 5 time zones. They rank #20 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

FEB 22
CLOSE GAME
40% @ORL
988 miles
FEB 23**
LIKELY LOSS
28% BOS
988 miles
FEB 25
LIKELY LOSS
15% MIL
--
FEB 27
CLOSE GAME
50% @MEM
484 miles
MAR 1
CLOSE GAME
60% @ATL
590 miles
MAR 3
LIKELY LOSS
32% ATL
--
MAR 5
LIKELY LOSS
25% @IND
167 miles
MAR 6**
LIKELY LOSS
30% PHI
167 miles
MAR 8
CLOSE GAME
38% DET
--
MAR 10
CLOSE GAME
45% @DET
234 miles

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FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (Guards, Forwards, Centers). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
20 Alkins, Rawle SG6-522510/29/19970Arizona
51 Arcidiacono, Ryan PG6-320003/26/19941Villanova
9 Blakeney, Antonio SG6-419210/04/19961Louisiana State
34 Carter Jr., Wendell C6-1025504/16/19990Duke
32 Dunn, Kris PG6-420503/18/19942Providence
6 Felicio, Cristiano PF6-1026507/07/19923No College
3 Harrison, Shaquille PG6-419010/06/19931Tulsa
15 Hutchison, Chandler SF6-719704/26/19960Boise State
8 LaVine, Zach PG6-520003/10/19954UCLA
42 Lopez, Robin C7-027504/01/198810Stanford
7 Luwawu-Cabarrot, Timothe SG6-621005/09/19952No College
24 Markkanen, Lauri PF7-024005/22/19971Arizona
22 Porter Jr., Otto SF6-819806/03/19935Georgetown
44 Sampson, Brandon SG6-518405/01/19970Louisiana State
14 Selden Jr., Wayne, SG6-523009/30/19941Kansas
45 Valentine, Denzel SG6-621011/16/19932Michigan State