Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3 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 26-21 and a road record of 10-12. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. Chicago is 6-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-13. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 21-27 and a home record of 13-12. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 108.1, good for a point differential of -1.4. Sacramento has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 10-20. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 38.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.7 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Rajon Rondo averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 11.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Chicago averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 57.6 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Sacramento averages 106.7 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Kings allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Kings force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 102.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 103.3. In terms of pace they average 95.9 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 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Kings score 107 ppg at home and they have averaged 111 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 99.7 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 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 18-29-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 25-22-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-24-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 23-23-2 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
02/02/16 G Ben McLemore Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
02/02/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
01/26/16 F Duje Dukan Tibia out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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