Saturday, April 1, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 39-36. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 36-39. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 34-41-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-46-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 38-37-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 30-45-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/31/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin doubtful Saturday vs. Chicago
03/29/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
03/27/17 F Paul Millsap Knee out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for regular season
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 18 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 13.5 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Rajon Rondo averages 7.5 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Jimmy Butler averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.83 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +3.5
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