Sunday, February 21, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-45 and a road record of 5-26. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.6 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. Los Angeles is 1-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 5-31. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 28-26 and a home record of 17-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of -0.7. Chicago has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 17-16. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.4 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Derrick Rose averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Pau Gasol averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 56.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 97.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 100.8 and a defensive rating of 110.8. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bulls score 100.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.3 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% 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 47%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-28-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-30-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 21-33-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 28-25-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/20/16 G Kobe Bryant Finger injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/09/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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