Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 108.2 points per game while giving up 110.9 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 10-6. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 99.0, good for a point differential of 6.3.
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Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.4 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Jimmy Butler averages 25.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Los Angeles averages 108.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.7 per game. The Lakers allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 26.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Chicago averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 57.2 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 9th with 13.1 per game. The Bulls allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 111. In terms of pace they average 99.9 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 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 110.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 95.1 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 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-7-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-6-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 11-5-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/28/16 F Julius Randle Hip "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
11/23/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee out indefinitely
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
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -9.5
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