Monday, February 1, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Monday, February 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.5.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 26-19 and a road record of 10-10. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 100.5 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 Jazz have an overall record of 21-25 and a home record of 14-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of 1. Utah has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 11-17. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 38.1 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 84%. Pau Gasol averages 16.7 points per game in 31.7 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 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Rodney Hood averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 58 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 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 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Utah averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 103.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.8 and a defensive rating of 102.8. In terms of pace they average 96 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 12.9 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 Jazz score 99 ppg at home and they have averaged 99 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.7 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 90.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 18-27-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 23-22-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 24-21-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 19-27-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/31/16 G Jimmy Butler Ankle probable Sunday vs. LA Clippers
01/31/16 G Kirk Hinrich Quad is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Clippers
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out 6 weeks
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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