Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 4.5 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 32-23. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 109.1 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 26-29. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Jimmy Butler averages 24.5 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% 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%.
Toronto averages 109.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Chicago averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.91 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 46.6 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 114 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 95.2 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 11.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 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 108.1. 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 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 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-23-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 32-23-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 26-29-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 21-34-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/13/17 G Dwyane Wade Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
02/13/17 G Jimmy Butler Heel "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
02/13/17 F Nikola Mirotic Back "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
02/13/17 F Paul Zipser Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -4.5
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