Friday, February 10, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Chicago Bulls head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday, February 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1.5 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 26-27. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 16-37. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 112.6, good for a point differential of -6.3.
Dwyane Wade comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Bulls. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.6 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Devin Booker averages 21.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chicago averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.08 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.4 per game. The Bulls allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.3 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.26 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Suns force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.4 and a defensive rating of 107.5. 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 23% 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 51%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 112.4. They get 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 26-27-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 20-33-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 26-25-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 33-19-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/09/17 G Dwyane Wade Illness "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
02/09/17 G Jimmy Butler Heel "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
02/09/17 F Paul Zipser Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/08/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -1.5
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