Monday, December 14, 2015
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, December 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.5.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 1-23 and a road record of 0-13. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -12.2 as they are averaging 91 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 13-8 and a home record of 9-3. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 97.5, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.3 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.6 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.2 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 82%. Pau Gasol averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Philadelphia averages 91 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 18.2 per game. The 76ers allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Chicago averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 57.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 8th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 97.5 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 57.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-14-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-15-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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