Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 8-4. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 105.0 points per game while giving up 97.8 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 10-2. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.7 points per game and surrendering 93.8, good for a point differential of 14.9.
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Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Dwyane Wade averages 17.3 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Chris Paul averages 18.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Blake Griffin averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Chicago averages 105 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 57.7 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Bulls allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 108.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 11.7 per game. The Clippers allow 93.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Clippers force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 110.6 and a defensive rating of 103. In terms of pace they average 94.9 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 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 112.1 and they have a defensive rating of 96.7. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 10.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-3-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/18/16 PG Rajon Rondo Ankle "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
11/17/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/18/16 F Wesley Johnson Heel is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Sacramento
11/17/16 PG Chris Paul Shoulder probable Friday vs. Sacramento
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -6.5
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