Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 7-5. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.5 points per game and surrendering 93.8, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.5 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Rudy Gobert averages 9.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. George Hill averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Chicago averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 57.7 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Utah averages 97.5 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 8th with 12.4 per game. The Jazz allow 93.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 91 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 32% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/15/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion doubtful Thursday vs. Utah
11/15/16 PG Rajon Rondo Ankle "?" Thursday vs Utah
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/16/16 F Derrick Favors Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Chicago
11/16/16 PG George Hill Thumb "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
11/16/16 G Rodney Hood Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Chicago
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah -3.5
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