Thursday, March 10, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 32-30 and a road record of 11-19. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. Chicago is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-19. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 54-10 and a home record of 30-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 92.3, good for a point differential of 12.4. San Antonio has a division record of 10-2 and a conference record of 33-5. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Pau Gasol comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Derrick Rose averages 16.6 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 20.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 13.3 per game. The Spurs allow 92.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 101.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.8 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 96.5 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 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Spurs score 106.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.9 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 97.7. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 25-37-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 31-30-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-25-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-35-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/09/16 F Bobby Portis Eye "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
03/09/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. San Antonio
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/09/16 PG Tony Parker Toe missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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