Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 18-4. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 97.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 11-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 3.0.
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Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jimmy Butler averages 26 points per game while playing 36.2 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 89%. Dwyane Wade averages 19.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
San Antonio averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.8 per game. The Spurs allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Chicago averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3 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 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Bulls allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 105. In terms of pace they average 93.1 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 28% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. 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 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-11-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 8-13-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/06/16 PG Tony Parker Knee "?"
Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/25/16 F Paul Zipser Back out indefinitely11/17/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion out indefinitely11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +3.5
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