Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 11-10. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 110.2 points per game while giving up 112.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 11-8. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.9 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Jimmy Butler averages 25.6 points per game while playing 35.8 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 88%. Dwyane Wade averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Portland averages 110.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.3 per game. The Blazers allow 112.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Chicago averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.1 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 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 112.6. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 95.3 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 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 8-13-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 14-7-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 12-7-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/25/16 F Paul Zipser Back out indefinitely
11/17/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -6
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