Saturday, December 12, 2015
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 5-16 and a road record of 1-10. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 12-8 and a home record of 8-3. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 97.7, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 18 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.9 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Pau Gasol averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
New Orleans averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Chicago averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 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 6th in the NBA. They average 58 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th 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 57.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.9 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.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-14-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-14-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/11/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Washington
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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