Sunday, January 31, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 5.5 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 26-19 and a road record of 10-10. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Chicago is 6-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-13. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 31-16 and a home record of 16-7. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 3.5. Los Angeles has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 17-11. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
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 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Pau Gasol averages 16.7 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Chris Paul averages 18.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. J.J. Redick averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 58 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 1st with 12.9 per game. The Clippers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 103.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.8 and a defensive rating of 102.8. In terms of pace they average 96 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 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Clippers score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 93.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.3 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 18-27-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 23-22-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-21-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 21-24-2 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
01/21/16 G Kirk Hinrich Quad out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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