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).
|OPPONENT||SIM%||H2H WL||H2H ATS||H2H 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.
|PLAYER||OWN%||RANK||BETTER OPTION||BETTER THAN|
|Zach LaVine||100||9||DeMar DeRozan||Damian Lillard|
|Coby White||92||28||Louis Williams||C.J. McCollum|
|Lauri Markkanen||93||30||T.J. Warren||Naz Reid|
|Otto Porter||73||37||Harrison Barnes||Miles Bridges|
|Tomas Satoransky||66||48||Bogdan Bogdanovic||Evan Fournier|
|Wendell Carter Jr.||85||46||RJ Barrett||Taurean Waller-Prince|
|Thaddeus Young||64||53||Carmelo Anthony||Larry Nance|
|Denzel Valentine||2||114||Delon Wright||Glenn Robinson|
|Shaquille Harrison||10||126||Frank Ntilikina||Caleb Martin|
|Ryan Arcidiacono||0||132||Pat Connaughton||Kyle Korver|