Thursday, January 12, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 19-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 17-21. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 108.9, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.1 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 82%. 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%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 21.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chicago averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 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 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.6 per game. The Bulls allow 101.4 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 20th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 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.
New York averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 94.4 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 Knicks rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 111.1. They get 97.2 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 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-20-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 14-25-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 22-16-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 20-18-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/11/17 G Jimmy Butler Illness missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. New York
01/11/17 F Nikola Mirotic Illness missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
01/10/17 PG Derrick Rose Personal is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
01/10/17 F Mindaugas Kuzminskas Illness probable Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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