Saturday, November 5, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 3-1. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 110.3 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 2-3. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per game and surrendering 115.0, good for a point differential of -5.6.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Dwyane Wade averages 15.8 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Paul George averages 24 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Myles Turner averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Chicago averages 110.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 60 rebounds per game and 26.5 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.8 per game. The Bulls allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.5 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.
Indiana averages 109.4 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 22nd with 16 per game. The Pacers allow 115 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Pacers force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 114.5 and a defensive rating of 102.6. In terms of pace they average 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 13.8 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 Pacers rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 112.2. They get 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/03/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion "?" Friday vs. New York
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/01/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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