Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-0. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 17.7 as they are averaging 113.7 points per game while giving up 96 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 2-1. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Dwyane Wade averages 16 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Al Horford averages 12 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Isaiah Thomas averages 24.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Chicago averages 113.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 17.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 60 rebounds per game and 28.3 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 96 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Boston averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 27.7 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Celtics allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 117.6 and a defensive rating of 99.3. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 58%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee doubtful Wednesday vs. Boston
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/01/16 PG Marcus Smart Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Chicago
10/22/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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