Thursday, January 14, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 22-15 and a road record of 6-9. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 4-36 and a home record of 2-15. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 92.9 points per game and surrendering 105, good for a point differential of -12.1.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 38 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.3 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Chicago averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 58.2 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.8 per game. The Bulls allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th 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 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 92.9 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -12.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 18.3 per game. The 76ers allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 15-22-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 18-19-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-23-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-18-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/13/16 PG Derrick Rose Knee injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
01/13/16 G Jimmy Butler Ankle probable Thursday vs. Philadelphia
01/13/16 F Pau Gasol Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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