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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
While still projected to be one of the worst teams in the league they did improve their projected win total with Satoransky and Thaddeus Young. But other bottom ranked teams, namely the Knicks, improved enough to keep the Bulls at #15 in the East. There are 3 teams who have 200/1, 0.5% odds to win the championship. They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the East either at 80/1, 1.2%. The Bulls are averaging 24.5 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 33 wins. At +300 the Bulls are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0.1% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. In simulations they finish last in the East based on projected wins.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Their 22-60 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 30%. They were not good against the spread going 35-46-1 (-1560 loss). More of their games came in under (42) than went over (37). Their next game vs the Hornets should be close. The Bulls are winning 52 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54.1% (#27 in League). The team shooting has declined to 50.9% in their last 7 games. They average 104.9 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 105.8. On the road they average 106.3 (104.9 expected), and at home 103.6 ppg (106.7 expected).
DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): They are not a good defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 57.3 true FG% (#26 in League). They allow 113.4 pts per game vs an expected value of 112.1. They are allowing 113.3 (113.2 expected) on the road, and at home 113.4 ppg (111 expected).
REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 3.3 per game (#28 in league).
TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.7 per game (#19 in league).
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Zach LaVine who is projected to be the #19 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|9||Blakeney, Antonio||SG||6-4||192||10/04/1996||2||Louisiana State|
|34||Carter Jr., Wendell||C||6-10||255||04/16/1999||1||Duke|
|6||Felicio, Cristiano||PF||6-10||265||07/07/1992||4||No College|
|15||Hutchison, Chandler||SF||6-7||197||04/26/1996||1||Boise State|
|7||Luwawu-Cabarrot, Timothe||SG||6-6||210||05/09/1995||3||No College|
|22||Porter Jr., Otto||SF||6-8||198||06/03/1993||6||Georgetown|
|44||Sampson, Brandon||SG||6-5||184||05/01/1997||1||Louisiana State|
|31||Satoransky, Tomas||SG||6-7||210||10/30/1991||3||No College|
|45||Valentine, Denzel||SG||6-6||210||11/16/1993||3||Michigan State|
|0||White, Coby||PG||6-5||191||02/16/2000||0||North Carolina|
|21||Young, Thaddeus||SF||6-8||221||06/21/1988||12||Georgia Tech|