Monday, January 2, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, January 2, 2017. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 19-15. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 16-18. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of -0.1.
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Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.7 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jimmy Butler averages 24.6 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Charlotte averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Chicago averages 100.5 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 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.6 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 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bulls force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 105.4. In terms of pace they average 96.4 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 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 94.3 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 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.2 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%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-17-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-15-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 15-19-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 12-22-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/01/17 G Marco Belinelli Ankle "?" Monday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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