Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 12-15. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 14-13. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 99.3, good for a point differential of 2.3.
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Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. John Wall averages 23.7 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.7 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Washington averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.7 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Bulls allow 99.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105. They get 94.6 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 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 19-8-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-18-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist 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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