Saturday, January 23, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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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 Cavaliers have an overall record of 30-11 and a home record of 16-2. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 95.7, good for a point differential of 5.7.
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%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kevin Love averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
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 10th in the league. They average 58 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 13th 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 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd 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.
Cleveland averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 95.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th 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
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-21-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-22-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/22/16 G Jimmy Butler Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Boston
01/21/16 G Kirk Hinrich Quad out indefinitely
01/17/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 months
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/05/16 G Joe Harris Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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