Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 14-21 and a road record of 5-15. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 20-12 and a home record of 14-5. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.5 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21.8 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Bobby Portis averages 8.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 16.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Milwaukee averages 97.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 58.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-17-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 14-18-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/04/16 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Teeth probable Monday vs. San Antonio
01/03/16 F Damien Inglis Ankle out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/22/15 C Joakim Noah Shoulder expected to miss 2 weeks
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/04/16 PG Derrick Rose Hamstring doubtful Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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