Saturday, April 9, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 56-23 and a road record of 24-16. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 98.1 per contest. Cleveland is 8-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 34-15. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 39-40 and a home record of 24-15. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -1.8. Chicago has a division record of 9-6 and a conference record of 23-27. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Kevin Love averages 16.1 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Cleveland averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 14 per game. The Bulls allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers average 102 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110 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 8 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 104.4. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls score 101.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.4 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.1. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-41-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 39-40-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 33-46-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-41-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
04/08/16 F Kevin Love Back injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/08/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland
04/08/16 F Taj Gibson Ribs doubtful Saturday vs. Cleveland
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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