Sunday, December 25, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, December 25, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 14-15. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 101.0 points per game while giving up 99.7 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 24-6. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 6.2.
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Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.4 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Chicago averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 49.9 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 10th with 13.3 per game. The Spurs allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 105.4. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-20-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 17-13-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/24/16 C Robin Lopez Disciplinary probable Sunday vs. San Antonio
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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