Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 33-37. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 41-29. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 34-36-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 26-44-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 38-31-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 37-33-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/18/17 G Cameron Payne Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for season
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Rajon Rondo averages 7.2 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
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Serge Ibaka averages 14.9 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 26.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.33 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Bulls allow 103.1 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 20th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 106.9 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.84 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.4 per game. The Raptors allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 94.7 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 25% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 112.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -6.5
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