Friday, January 27, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 5 point favorites.
The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 16-30. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 23-24. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Goran Dragic comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Hassan Whiteside averages 16.9 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 13.9 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Jimmy Butler averages 24.9 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Miami averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.1 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 51%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 24-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 20-26-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 22-25-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 16-31-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/24/17 G Tyler Johnson Shoulder expected to miss 2 games
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -5
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