Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 30-24 and a road record of 13-15. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. Atlanta is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-15. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 27-24 and a home record of 16-9. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of -0.3. Chicago has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 16-14. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Derrick Rose averages 15.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Pau Gasol averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Atlanta averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 48 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Hawks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Chicago averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 57 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Bulls force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 100.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 102.6. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Bulls score 100 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.9 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-27-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-32-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 27-23-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/06/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/09/16 PG Derrick Rose Soreness missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta
02/09/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee doubtful Wednesday vs. Atlanta
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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