Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 8-22. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.2 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 114.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 15-16. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of 0.8.
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Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 15.7 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jimmy Butler averages 24 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Dwyane Wade averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brooklyn averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.2 per game. The Nets allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Chicago averages 100.6 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 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 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bulls force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 111.7. In terms of pace they average 102 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-12-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-11-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 10-21-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/27/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/27/16 F Doug McDermott Shin "?" Wednesday vs. Brooklyn
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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