Monday, October 31, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, October 31, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 111.5 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 1-2. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.3 points per game and surrendering 108.7, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dwyane Wade averages 18 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Jeremy Lin averages 17 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Justin Hamilton averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Chicago averages 111.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 59.5 rebounds per game and 29.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12 per game. The Bulls allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 28 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 109.3 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 26th with 16.7 per game. The Nets allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 27.7 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nets force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 118.4 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Nets rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/30/16 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Chicago
10/30/16 G Randy Foye Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Chicago
10/22/16 G Caris LeVert Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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