Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Miami Heat travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 7-15. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 99.7 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 12-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 99.9, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 17.6 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 14.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Jimmy Butler averages 25.4 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Dwyane Wade averages 19.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Miami averages 97.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.9 per game. The Heat allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Chicago averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 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 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 14th with 13.8 per game. The Bulls allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.1 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 95.4 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 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 10-12-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 8-14-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/07/16 F James Johnson Shoulder expected to miss next 2 games
12/07/16 G Josh Richardson Ankle expected to miss next 3 games
12/07/16 F Justise Winslow Wrist expected to miss next 2 games
12/07/16 F Luke Babbitt Hip expected to miss next 2 games
12/07/16 G Rodney McGruder Ankle injured last game, probable Friday vs Cleveland
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -3
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