Friday, February 26, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 30-26 and a road record of 11-16. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. Chicago is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-16. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 31-27 and a home record of 17-12. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 2.2. Atlanta has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 19-17. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Pau Gasol averages 16.9 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Chicago averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 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 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th 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 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Hawks allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Bulls average 102.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 117 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Hawks score 103.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 104 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.1 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 102.5. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 23-33-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 30-25-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-30-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-29-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/25/16 PG Derrick Rose Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
02/25/16 F Pau Gasol Illness probable Friday vs. Atlanta
02/09/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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