Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 9-5. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 98.9 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 5-8. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -1.0.
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Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Emmanuel Mudiay averages 15.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Chicago averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 57.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Denver averages 105.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 60.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 28th with 17.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 104.6. In terms of pace they average 94.5 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 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 99 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 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 14.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 9-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/17/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/18/16 G Mike Miller Personal out indefinitely
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +6
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