Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 7-20 and a road record of 1-12. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7 as they are averaging 95.7 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 15-10 and a home record of 11-4. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 99.3, good for a point differential of 1.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jarrett Jack averages 13.9 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21.4 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Brooklyn averages 96.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.2 per game. The Nets allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Chicago averages 100.3 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 58.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-16-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 9-16-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/20/15 F Thomas Robinson Illness is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Minnesota
12/19/15 G Sergey Karasev Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Minnesota
12/19/15 G Wayne Ellington Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Minnesota
12/16/15 PG Shane Larkin Concussion out indefinitely
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/20/15 F Doug McDermott Knee injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Brooklyn
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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