Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls 3/2/2017 Free NBA Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 3/1/2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 50-10. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 118.1 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 30-30. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 24.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Klay Thompson averages 21.9 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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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 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 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%.
Golden State averages 118.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.53 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 31 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Chicago averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.52 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 30th in the NBA. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 21st with 13.3 per game. The Bulls allow 103.4 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 25th and 22nd 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 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 116.5 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 95 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%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-30-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 26-34-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 30-30-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 24-36-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
03/01/17 F Matt Barnes Acquired "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/01/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
03/01/17 F Paul Zipser Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +6
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