Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 39-38 and a road record of 15-23. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. Chicago is 9-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-26. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 41-36 and a home record of 25-14. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 101, good for a point differential of -1.8. Memphis has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 25-23. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.5 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Tony Allen averages 8.1 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Zach Randolph averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Chicago averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 22.8 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 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th 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 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.5 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.
Memphis averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 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 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 105.9. 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 12.5 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 Grizzlies score 101.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 33-44-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-39-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 39-36-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 43-33-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/03/16 PG Derrick Rose Elbow "?"
04/03/16 F Taj Gibson Ribs "?"
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/16/16 F P.J. Hairston Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
03/12/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles expected to miss 3-4 weeks
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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