Monday, November 7, 2016
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The Orlando Magic travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, November 7, 2016. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 3-3. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 95.0 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 3-3. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 47%. Serge Ibaka averages 14.3 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Orlando averages 95 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 55.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.3 per game. The Magic allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Chicago averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 56.7 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 19th with 15.7 per game. The Bulls allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 26.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 101.8 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 112.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.8. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
11/06/16 C Nikola Vucevic Shoulder probable Monday vs. Chicago
10/22/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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