Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 192.5.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 14-12 and a road record of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 96.6 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 10-3. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 13.7 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.7 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Memphis averages 96.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Chicago averages 98.9 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 58 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 9th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 97.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th 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 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-14-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-12-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/14/15 G Tony Allen Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
11/14/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/15/15 PG Derrick Rose Illness probable Wednesday vs. Memphis
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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