Thursday, December 15, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 11-12. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of 0.4.
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Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 25.7 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 22.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jabari Parker averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Chicago averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 56 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Milwaukee averages 104 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 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 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 20th with 14.7 per game. The Bucks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 104.9. In terms of pace they average 95.2 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 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-8-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/14/16 PG Rajon Rondo Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Milwaukee
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -1
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