Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 6 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 47-26. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 35-39. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-38-3 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 41-32-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 37-37-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 30-44-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
03/29/17 F LeBron James Neck probable Thursday vs. Chicago
03/27/17 G Kyle Korver Foot out indefinitely
03/27/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
03/06/17 C Andrew Bogut Leg out for season
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/26/17 F Cristiano Felicio Back "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for season
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 25.3 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lebron James averages 26 points per game in 37.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Rajon Rondo averages 7.5 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Jimmy Butler averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.22 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.92 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 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 103.4 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 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.7 and a defensive rating of 110.4. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Cleveland turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.3 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 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -6
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