Saturday, October 29, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as -3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of +9.0 as they are averaging 130.0 points per game while giving up 121.0 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 1-0. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 99.0, good for a point differential of +6.0.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 43 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Jeff Teague averages 20 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jimmy Butler averages 24 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Dwyane Wade averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Indiana averages 130 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 53% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 60 rebounds per game and 30 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16 per game. The Pacers allow 121 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 58 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 26 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Chicago averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 67 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 10th with 12 per game. The Bulls allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Bulls force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 113.7 and a defensive rating of 105.8. In terms of pace they average 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 20% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 45%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 10.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/28/16 PG Aaron Brooks Knee available Friday vs. Brooklyn
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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