Sunday, April 3, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 38-37 and a road record of 14-23. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Chicago is 42587 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-25. They are 42495 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 32-44 and a home record of 23-15. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -3.7. Milwaukee has a division record of 42469 and a conference record of 20-26. In their last 10 games they are 42466.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% 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%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Chicago averages 101.5 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 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th 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 20th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 101.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 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 96.1 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 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Bucks score 101.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.1 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 32-43-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-37-2 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 39-36-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 38-37-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/01/16 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
04/01/16 F Taj Gibson Ribs doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/02/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Chicago
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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