Monday, March 14, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, March 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 32-32 and a road record of 11-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Chicago is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-20. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 44-20 and a home record of 26-7. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 98.4, good for a point differential of 4.5. Toronto has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 29-10. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
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 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Derrick Rose averages 16.7 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 81%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Chicago averages 101.5 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 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 56.2 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 7th with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd 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 -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.7 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 105.1. 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 24% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Raptors score 104.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.7 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 93.1 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 28% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 26-38-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 33-30-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 34-29-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 35-27-2 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/13/16 PG Derrick Rose Groin is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Toronto
03/13/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Toronto
03/13/16 F Pau Gasol Knee expected to miss Monday vs. Toronto
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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