Monday, March 13, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 31-34. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 29-37. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Kemba Walker averages 23.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Chicago averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.17 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.2 per game. The Bulls allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.89 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 28th with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 104.3 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 9th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-34-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 24-41-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-35-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-34-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/12/17 C Frank Kaminsky Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Chicago
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -5
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