Monday, January 9, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, January 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 2 point favorites. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 22-16. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 19-18. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 101.2, good for a point differential of 0.6.
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Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Steven Adams averages 12.2 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.6 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 82%. Jimmy Butler averages 25.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.8 per game. The Thunder allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107. 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 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 20-17-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-21-2 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 18-19-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 14-23-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/04/17 G Denzel Valentine Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -2
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