Thursday, April 6, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 38-40. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 28-50. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 108.2, good for a point differential of -5.6.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 39-39-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-46-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 48-30-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 40-37-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for regular season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
03/31/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
03/31/17 F Robert Covington Knee out for season
03/28/17 PG Sergio Rodriguez Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons 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 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Dario Saric averages 12.9 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Gerald Henderson averages 9.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.79 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 45.7 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 21st and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 1st with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th 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 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% 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 76ers rating on offense is 103.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 98.6 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 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5.5
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