Friday, March 17, 2017
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The Chicago Bulls head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Wizards on Friday, March 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 32-36. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 41-26. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 109.0 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 32-36-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 25-43-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-30-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 42-24-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow injured last game, expected to miss Friday vs. Washington
03/15/17 G Cameron Payne Foot "?" Friday vs. Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/16/17 PG John Wall Foot injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Chicago
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.1 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 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
John Wall averages 23.2 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 10.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.43 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.2 per game. The Bulls allow 103.3 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 19th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 109 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.16 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 11.9 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 Wizards rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago +5.5
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