Saturday, January 9, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 22-12 and a road record of 6-7. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 99.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 22-15 and a home record of 12-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 2.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.7 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.3 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Chicago averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 58.4 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Hawks allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 15-19-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 15-19-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-18-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-17-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/08/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder doubtful Saturday vs. Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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