Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 24-11. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 18-18. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of 0.4.
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DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 27.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.5 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dwyane Wade averages 18.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 25.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Toronto averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Raptors allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Chicago averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th 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 21 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 115.5 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 94.2 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 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.2 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 50%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 22-12-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 22-13-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 17-19-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 13-23-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
01/06/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/04/17 G Denzel Valentine Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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