Thursday, November 10, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 2-4. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 96.3 points per game and surrendering 98.0, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Dwyane Wade averages 16.9 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Goran Dragic averages 18 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.8 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Chicago averages 107.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 57.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 26.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Miami averages 96.3 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 55 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 113.4 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Heat rating on offense is 99.8 and they have a defensive rating of 101.6. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Miami Heat Injuries
11/09/16 G Wayne Ellington Quad "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -1.5
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