Monday, March 28, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, March 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 44-30 and a road record of 20-17. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 98.9 per contest. Atlanta is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-19. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 36-36 and a home record of 24-13. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of -1.6. Chicago has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 21-24. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.2 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21.3 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Derrick Rose averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Atlanta averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Chicago averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 102.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16.3 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 101.4. In terms of pace they average 96.8 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 33% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Bulls score 101.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 96.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -14 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 96.1 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 12.5 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 48%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 39-33-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-38-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-43-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-34-2 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/27/16 F Paul Millsap Head injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Chicago
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/27/16 F Taj Gibson Ribs probable Monday vs. Atlanta
03/19/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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