Friday, January 20, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, January 20, 2017. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 21-22. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 24-18. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of -0.2.
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Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.8 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dennis Schroder averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Chicago averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.4 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 21st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 26th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 103 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 13th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 21-22-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 15-28-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-21-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-24-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/18/17 F Taj Gibson Ankle probable Friday vs Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle "?" Friday vs. Chicago
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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