Friday, February 24, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 7 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 18-39. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.5 as they are averaging 106.9 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 28-29. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this game averaging 21.6 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Suns. He pulls down 5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Devin Booker averages 21.1 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Jimmy Butler averages 24.5 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Phoenix averages 106.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.46 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Chicago averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.67 and their shooting percentage is 44% 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 46.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Bulls allow 102.8 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 21st and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.6 and a defensive rating of 112. In terms of pace they average 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 94.8 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 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 28-27-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 35-21-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 28-29-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 21-36-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/15/17 F P.J. Tucker Back injured last game, "?"
02/08/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out for season
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Wrist "?"
02/16/17 F Paul Zipser Ankle "?"
02/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Ankle injured last game, "?"
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +7
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