Monday, April 11, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, April 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4 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 40-40 and a road record of 15-25. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Chicago is 10-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-27. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 30-50 and a home record of 21-19. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -3.4. New Orleans has a division record of 4-12 and a conference record of 20-31. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.4 points per game in 31.8 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%.
Jrue Holiday averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 55 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 101 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 -4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 95.8 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 12.6 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 Pelicans score 105.7 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 -0.6 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 96.8 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 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 34-46-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 37-41-2 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-44-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 41-37-2 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/09/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring out for season
04/09/16 F Taj Gibson Ribs out for season
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/02/16 PG Norris Cole Back out indefinitely
03/29/16 F Alonzo Gee Quad out for season
03/29/16 PG Jrue Holiday Eye out for season
03/25/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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