Friday, February 19, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 35-17 and a road record of 17-11. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 97.4 per contest. Toronto is 8-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-8. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 27-25 and a home record of 16-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of -0.7. Chicago has a division record of 6-4 and a conference record of 16-15. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Derrick Rose averages 15.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Pau Gasol averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Toronto averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.6 per game. The Raptors allow 97.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 56.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Bulls force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Raptors average 100.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 108.7 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.8 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 score 99.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 95.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -15.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.9 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 103.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. 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 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 28-23-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-23-2 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-33-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 27-24-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/18/16 F James Johnson Ankle "?" Friday vs. Chicago
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/18/16 F Taj Gibson Foot is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Cleveland
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
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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