Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 30-28 and a road record of 11-16. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. Portland is 9-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 30-26 and a home record of 19-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of -0.4. Chicago has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 18-16. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. C.J. McCollum averages 21.1 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Derrick Rose averages 16.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Pau Gasol averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Portland averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Bulls allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 99.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls score 101.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 117 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 96.1 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 10.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 32-26-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 32-25-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 23-33-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 30-25-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/25/16 PG Derrick Rose Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
02/25/16 F Pau Gasol Illness probable Friday vs. Atlanta
02/09/16 G Jimmy Butler Knee out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Nikola Mirotic Appendix out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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