Thursday, March 17, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 19-48 and a road record of 7-25. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.3 as they are averaging 98.2 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. Brooklyn is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-28. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 33-32 and a home record of 21-12. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -1.3. Chicago has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 20-20. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jimmy Butler averages 22.2 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.3 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 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.7 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 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Brooklyn averages 98.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15 per game. The Nets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 56 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Nets average 98.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Nets have an offensive rating of 103 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Bulls score 101.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.2 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.3. They get 96.4 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 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 34-32-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-33-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 27-38-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 34-30-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/16/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee probable Wednesday vs. Washington
03/16/16 G Mike Dunleavy Illness is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Washington
03/16/16 F Taj Gibson Hamstring probable Wednesday vs. Washington
03/15/16 PG Derrick Rose Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
03/14/16 F Pau Gasol Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Washington
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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