Chicago
Bulls
Stadium United Center
22-43 Overall | EASTERN 11th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division106.8109.9
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
vs
Dallas
W109-107
Wed  3/4
@
Minnesota
L108-115
Fri  3/6
vs
Indiana
L102-108
Sun  3/8
@
Brooklyn
L107-110
Tue  3/10
vs
Cleveland
W108-103
Thu  3/12
@
Orlando
POSTPONED
Sat  3/14
@
Miami
POSTPONED
Sun  3/15
vs
Boston
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
vs
Miami
POSTPONED
Fri  3/20
@
San Antonio
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Bulls are off the betting board and have no odds to win the championship. They are projected to win 29 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 34. Their playoff chances are under 1%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #10 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 28.4-36.6. They are coming up short of expectations at 22-43. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (2360 units). They are not good against the spread (29-33-3) for a -730 loss. Their over-under record is 34-31. Based on computer simulations they only have a 37% chance to beat the Magic in their next game. 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 54.7% (#26 in League). 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 58.5 true FG% (#27 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 62.2% in their last 7 games. 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 3.6 per game (#28 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 2.9 per game (#1 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 #9 Guard the rest of the season. 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
51 Arcidiacono, Ryan PG6-319503/26/19942Villanova
34 Carter Jr., Wendell C6-927004/16/19991Duke
32 Dunn, Kris PG6-320503/18/19943Providence
6 Felicio, Cristiano PF6-1027007/07/19924No College
12 Gafford, Daniel PF6-1023410/01/19980Arkansas
3 Harrison, Shaquille PG6-719010/06/19932Tulsa
15 Hutchison, Chandler SF6-721004/26/19961Boise State
2 Kornet, Luke C7-225007/15/19952Vanderbilt
8 LaVine, Zach PG6-620003/10/19955UCLA
24 Markkanen, Lauri PF7-024005/22/19972Arizona
20 Mokoka, Adam SG6-519007/18/19980No College
22 Porter Jr., Otto SF6-819806/03/19936Georgetown
31 Satoransky, Tomas SG6-721010/30/19913No College
28 Strus, Max SG6-521503/28/19960Lewis; DePaul
45 Valentine, Denzel SG6-422011/16/19932Michigan State
0 White, Coby PG6-419502/16/20000North Carolina
21 Young, Thaddeus SF6-823506/21/198812Georgia Tech