Thursday, December 10, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, December 10, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 12-9 and a road record of 3-4. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 102 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 11-7 and a home record of 7-3. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Blake Griffin averages 24.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.4 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.2 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 82%. Pau Gasol averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Los Angeles averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.7 per game. The Clippers allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Chicago averages 98.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 57.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 98.3 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 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 7-12-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-9-2 against the over/under
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
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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