Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 3 point favorites. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 19-21. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 25-17. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 30.5 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 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 25 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Mike Conley averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.6 per game. The Bulls allow 101.5 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 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Memphis averages 99.5 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 94.3 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 24% 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 Grizzlies rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-21-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 14-26-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-20-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-22-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/14/17 G Dwyane Wade Rest expected to miss Sunday vs Memphis
01/14/17 F Nikola Mirotic Illness expected to miss Sunday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -3
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