Sunday, January 29, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 4 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 17-28. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 100.3 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 23-25. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Joel Embiid comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.4 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jimmy Butler averages 24.4 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Philadelphia averages 100.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th 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 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th 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 20th and 22nd 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 27th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 101.9 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 97.5 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 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 94.6 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 12.3 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%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-18-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 21-24-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 22-26-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 16-32-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -4
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