Tuesday, January 12, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.5.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 22-13 and a road record of 6-8. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 15-24 and a home record of 10-7. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 97.6 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of -6.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.5 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Khris Middleton averages 16.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Chicago averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 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 58.3 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Bulls allow 100.3 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 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 97.6 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 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 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 18th with 14.9 per game. The Bucks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 15-20-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 16-19-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-20-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-17-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/10/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Washington
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/11/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
01/11/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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