Friday, December 23, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 14-14. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 16-13. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of 1.8.
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Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.4 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Nicolas Batum averages 14 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Kemba Walker averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Chicago averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.6 per game. The Bulls allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Charlotte averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.9. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-19-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-15-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-13-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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