Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday, March 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 6 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 26-45. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 34-38. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 45-26-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 36-34-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 36-36-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 28-44-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/22/17 F Cristiano Felicio Back "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
03/21/17 C Robin Lopez Suspension Served probable Friday vs. Philadelphia
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for season
Robert Covington comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jahlil Okafor averages 11.8 points per game in 22.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Jimmy Butler averages 23.4 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Rajon Rondo averages 7.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.41 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.01 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 28th in the NBA. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 103.3 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 20th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.9 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 94.9 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 25% 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%.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +6
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