Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 11-12. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 13-11. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Jabari Parker averages 19.4 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.2 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 25.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Milwaukee averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Bucks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Chicago averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 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 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 106.5. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 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 104.9. They get 95.2 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 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-8-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/15/16 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Ankle probable Thursday vs. Chicago
12/14/16 F Michael Beasley Foot doubtful Thursday vs. Chicago
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/14/16 PG Rajon Rondo Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Milwaukee
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -6.5
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