Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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The Chicago Bulls travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 11-7 and a road record of 4-4. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 6-4. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jimmy Butler averages 20.4 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Avery Bradley averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Chicago averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 57.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Boston averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 24th with 16 per game. The Celtics allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Celtics force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 6-12-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 5-13-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
12/07/15 F David Lee Heel expected to miss Wednesday vs. Chicago
11/23/15 PG Marcus Smart Leg out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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