Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 26-33. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 110.6 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 30-29. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.8 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Denver averages 110.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Chicago averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.22 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 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 21st with 13.3 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 21st and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 112.1 and a defensive rating of 113.2. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12 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 52%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 30-28-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 39-19-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 30-29-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 23-36-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/27/17 F Kenneth Faried Back "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/27/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
02/27/17 F Paul Zipser Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -4.5
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