Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 16-24. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 19-21. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 101.4, good for a point differential of -0.3.
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Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 29.1 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.6 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 21st and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 103.2 and a defensive rating of 105.8. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 94.3 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 12.2 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%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-20-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 18-22-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 19-21-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 14-26-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/13/17 F Anthony Davis Hip "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/13/17 G Denzel Valentine Illness "?" Saturday vs. New Orleans
01/13/17 G Jimmy Butler Illness "?" Saturday vs. New Orleans
01/13/17 F Nikola Mirotic Illness "?" Saturday vs. New Orleans
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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