Friday, December 2, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, December 2, 2016. The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 13-3. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 111.3 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 10-7. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 98.8, good for a point differential of 5.6.
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Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Lebron James averages 23.5 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Jimmy Butler averages 25.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Cleveland averages 111.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Chicago averages 104.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 57.1 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Bulls allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 114.2 and a defensive rating of 106.5. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 109.3 and they have a defensive rating of 103.5. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-9-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 11-6-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-11-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/25/16 F Paul Zipser Back out indefinitely
11/17/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +5.5
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