Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 26-19. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 103.0 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 22-23. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 101.4, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Paul Millsap comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night so far this year for the Hawks. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.5 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Jimmy Butler averages 24.7 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Atlanta averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.3 per game. The Hawks allow 102.8 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 11th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.6 per game. The Bulls allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 97.2 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 30% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-25-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 21-24-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 15-30-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
01/24/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -1
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