Friday, November 27, 2015
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, November 27, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 9-4 and a road record of 4-3. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 9-5 and a home record of 5-2. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.3 points per game and surrendering 95.3, good for a point differential of 6.
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 21.1 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Paul George averages 25.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. George Hill averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Chicago averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 58.6 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 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Indiana averages 101.3 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 23rd with 15.7 per game. The Pacers allow 95.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Pacers force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 3-10-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/26/15 PG Aaron Brooks Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Indiana
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back expected to miss 8-10 weeks
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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