Monday, December 26, 2016
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The Indiana Pacers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 15-16. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 14-15. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.0 points per game and surrendering 99.7, good for a point differential of 1.3.
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Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Paul George averages 21.7 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.3 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 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Indiana averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.3 per game. The Pacers allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Chicago averages 101 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 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 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-19-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 17-14-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-20-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/24/16 F Paul George Ankle injured last game, probable Monday vs. Chicago
12/24/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Chicago
12/22/16 G Monta Ellis Groin expected to miss 2 weeks
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/24/16 C Robin Lopez Disciplinary probable Sunday vs. San Antonio
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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