Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 31-32. 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 Magic have an overall record of 23-41. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.0 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -5.9.
Dwyane Wade comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jimmy Butler averages 23.9 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 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 87%.
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Elfrid Payton averages 12.4 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Chicago averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.76 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.4 per game. The Bulls allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Orlando averages 100 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.95 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Magic allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Magic force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.3 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 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.5 and they have a defensive rating of 109.6. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-32-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 24-39-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 26-36-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 29-35-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/07/17 G Dwyane Wade Quad missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs Orlando.
03/06/17 PG Rajon Rondo Ankle missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs Orlando.
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/07/17 C Nikola Vucevic Achilles missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +2.5
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