Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 8.5 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 26-26. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 43-8. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 118.2 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 12.8.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.6 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kevin Durant averages 25.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Stephen Curry averages 25.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Chicago averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.4 per game. The Bulls allow 102.1 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 19th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Golden State averages 118.2 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 31.1 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Warriors allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Warriors force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 107.1. 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 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.1 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 Warriors rating on offense is 116.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 26-26-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 20-32-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 24-25-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 22-29-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/07/17 G Jimmy Butler Heel missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Golden State
02/05/17 F Cristiano Felicio Leg out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/07/17 F Draymond Green Knee injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
02/01/17 C Zaza Pachulia Shoulder expected to miss 1-2 weeks
01/18/17 F David West Thumb expected to miss 2 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -8.5
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