Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, March 26, 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 36-35 and a road record of 12-22. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. Chicago is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-23. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Magic have an overall record of 29-42 and a home record of 18-17. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -2.5. Orlando has a division record of 3-9 and a conference record of 16-26. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 17 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Evan Fournier averages 14.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Victor Oladipo averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Chicago averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 103.1 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 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th 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.
Orlando averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Magic allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Magic force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 105.8. 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 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Magic score 102.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.7 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.5. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-42-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-33-2 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 39-31-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 35-36-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/25/16 F Pau Gasol Knee "?" Saturday vs. Orlando
03/19/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/25/16 F Ersan Ilyasova Shoulder expected to miss Friday vs. Miami & Saturday vs. Chicago
03/24/16 G Victor Oladipo Wrist probable Friday vs. Miami
03/14/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando
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