Friday, January 1, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, January 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.5.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 15-18 and a road record of 7-10. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 98 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 18-12 and a home record of 13-5. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.2 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21 points per game while playing 37.9 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 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 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 79%.
New York averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.2 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th 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 10th in the NBA. They average 58.6 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th 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 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 19-14-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 16-16-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 11-19-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 13-17-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/31/15 F Lou Amundson Back "?" Friday vs. Chicago
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/31/15 PG Derrick Rose Hamstring "?" Friday vs. New York
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 Chicago
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