Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 36-36 and a road record of 12-23. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. Chicago is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-24. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 39-34 and a home record of 23-13. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 1.4. Indiana has a division record of 6-7 and a conference record of 24-19. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Derrick Rose averages 16.9 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Paul George averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Chicago averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Indiana averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 106. 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 24% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Pacers score 102.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.8 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 102.6. They get 96.7 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 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-43-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-34-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 37-36-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 33-40-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/28/16 F Pau Gasol Knee probable Monday vs. Atlanta
03/27/16 F Taj Gibson Ribs probable Monday vs. Atlanta
03/19/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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