Saturday, December 5, 2015
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 10-8 and a road record of 2-5. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 99.7 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 11-5 and a home record of 7-1. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Derrick Rose averages 13.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jimmy Butler averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Charlotte averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.4 per game. The Hornets allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Chicago averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 57.6 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 7th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 58.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 3-13-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/01/15 C Al Jefferson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/04/15 G Kirk Hinrich Hip "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
12/04/15 F Nikola Mirotic Concussion injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Charlotte
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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