Monday, February 8, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, February 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 27-23 and a road record of 11-14. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. Chicago is 6-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-13. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 25-26 and a home record of 18-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of 0.4. Charlotte has a division record of 5-6 and a conference record of 15-13. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Pau Gasol averages 16.9 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kemba Walker averages 20.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 57.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Bulls average 103.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 103.8. 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 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Hornets score 103.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.8 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-31-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 27-23-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-26-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-27-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/07/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee expected to miss Monday vs. Charlotte
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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