Monday, March 7, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, March 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 26-36 and a road record of 8-25. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-20. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 31-30 and a home record of 20-11. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of -1.1. Chicago has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 18-19. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.3 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Pau Gasol averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Derrick Rose averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Milwaukee averages 99.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.6 per game. The Bucks allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 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 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Bucks average 96.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 114.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls score 101.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 96.5 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 48%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-30-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-28-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 24-37-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 31-29-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/05/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/06/16 PG Derrick Rose Tailbone probable Monday vs. Milwaukee
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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