Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 39-40. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 19-60. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 112.6, good for a point differential of -6.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 40-39-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-47-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 39-38-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 40-37-2 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/07/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Brooklyn
04/06/17 PG Rajon Rondo Wrist "?" Saturday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
04/06/17 G Sean Kilpatrick Hamstring "?" Saturday vs Chicago
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out for season
Rajon Rondo comes into this contest averaging 7.8 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Jimmy Butler averages 23.8 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.1 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.63 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 106.2 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.39 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 2nd with 16.6 per game. The Nets allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Nets force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 107.8. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets rating on offense is 104.5 and they have a defensive rating of 110.8. They get 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 14.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +5
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