Friday, February 3, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Friday, February 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 9 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 25-25. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 36-16. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.1 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 24.6 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.9 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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James Harden averages 28.4 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 11.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Chicago averages 102.1 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 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Houston averages 114.1 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 28th with 15.7 per game. The Rockets allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Rockets force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.4 and a defensive rating of 106.9. 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 12.2 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 Rockets rating on offense is 114.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 99 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 24-26-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 18-32-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-22-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
02/02/17 G James Harden Knee probable Thursday vs. Atlanta
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -9
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