Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 2 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 22-23. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 101.2 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 18-28. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.9 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 24.7 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.7 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Serge Ibaka averages 15.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Nikola Vucevic averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Chicago averages 101.2 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 55.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 24th 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 21st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Orlando averages 99.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 9th with 13.1 per game. The Magic allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Magic force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 106.9 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 96 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 31% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12 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 21-24-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 15-30-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 19-25-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 21-25-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Orlando Magic Injuries
01/23/17 PG D.J. Augustin Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
01/23/17 G CJ Wilcox Knee out indefinitely
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
01/15/17 G Evan Fournier Heel out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -2
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