Friday, January 22, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, January 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 24-17 and a road record of 8-9. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 22-21 and a home record of 11-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.3 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Chicago averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 58 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.6 per game. The Bulls allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Boston averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Celtics allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 16-25-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 21-20-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-20-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 21-21-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/21/16 G Kirk Hinrich Quad out indefinitely
01/17/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 months
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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