Saturday, March 4, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 36-24. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 31-30. 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 -0.3.
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 22.2 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 70% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
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Dwyane Wade averages 19.1 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 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Los Angeles averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.98 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Chicago averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.39 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 30th in the NBA. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 20th 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 25th and 17th 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 Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108. 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 12.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-30-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-27-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-30-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 24-37-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2.5
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