Saturday, December 3, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 10-7. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 3-15. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 91.0 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of -8.8.
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Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.8 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20.3 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. J.J. Barea averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Chicago averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 57.1 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Bulls allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Dallas averages 91 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 9th with 13.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 109.3 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 97.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 92 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 11-6-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/25/16 F Paul Zipser Back out indefinitely
11/17/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/02/16 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles expected to miss Saturday vs. Chicago
12/01/16 G Seth Curry Knee "?" Saturday vs Chicago
11/16/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +7
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