Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 6 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 24-25. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 28-20. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Victor Oladipo averages 16.2 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Russell Westbrook averages 30.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 10.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.6 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 20th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.6 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.
Oklahoma City averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 55.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Thunder force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they average 94.8 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 23% 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 Thunder rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 97.7 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 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 23-26-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 17-32-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-21-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-27-3 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/31/17 F Taj Gibson Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/26/17 C Enes Kanter Forearm out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -6
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