Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 18-12 and a road record of 7-8. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 17-12 and a home record of 12-5. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. George Hill averages 11.9 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.8 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Indiana averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Chicago averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 58.4 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 11-18-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/28/15 G C.J. Miles Back "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/28/15 F Doug McDermott Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
12/22/15 C Joakim Noah Shoulder expected to miss 2 weeks
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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