Chicago
Bulls
Stadium United Center
9-17 Overall | EASTERN 11th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division106.6108.3
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  12/2
@
Sacramento
W113-106
Wed  12/4
vs
Memphis
W106-99
Fri  12/6
vs
Golden State
L98-100
Sun  12/8
@
Miami
L / OT105-110
Mon  12/9
vs
Toronto
L92-93
Wed  12/11
vs
Atlanta
W136-102
Fri  12/13
vs
Charlotte
8:00pm
Sat  12/14
vs
Los Angeles
8:00pm
Mon  12/16
@
Oklahoma City
8:00pm
Wed  12/18
@
Washington
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

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 do not win the championship in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the East either at 80/1, 1.2%. The Bulls are averaging 24.4 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 33 wins. At +275 the Bulls are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0% 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 game-by-game odds projected record was 25-57. 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 49 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.

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 PF7-225007/15/19952Vanderbilt
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