Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 3 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 38-39. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 29-48. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 39-38-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-45-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 40-37-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-40-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for regular season
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/02/17 F Carmelo Anthony Back "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
04/02/17 PG Derrick Rose Knee out for season
04/02/17 F Lance Thomas Hip "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
03/20/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Rajon Rondo comes into this contest averaging 7.8 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Jimmy Butler averages 23.9 points per game in 37 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%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.69 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 103.3 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 18th 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 York averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.66 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 14th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.4 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 95 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 Knicks rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 111.4. 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 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +3
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