Sunday, April 2, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Chicago Bulls head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 36-39. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 33-43. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 38-37-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 30-45-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-37-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-42-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/31/17 G Jimmy Butler Eye probable Saturday vs. Atlanta
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for regular season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
04/01/17 C Alexis Ajinca Hip doubtful Sunday vs. Chicago
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out for season
Rajon Rondo comes into this game averaging 7.5 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Bulls. He pulls down 5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Jimmy Butler averages 23.5 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 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%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 26.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Anthony Davis averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.83 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 11th 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
New Orleans averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.51 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 25th with 13 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 94.9 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 25% 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 Pelicans rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +5
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