Monday, December 28, 2015
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The Toronto Raptors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 19-12 and a road record of 10-7. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 96.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 11-5. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of 0.9.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 20.7 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21.4 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Toronto averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.9 per game. The Raptors allow 96.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Chicago averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 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 58.4 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 14th with 14.6 per game. The Bulls allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th 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 56.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 17-13-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 10-18-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/27/15 C Jonas Valanciunas Finger "?" Monday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
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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