Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Fiserv Forum is the site where and the Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) will take on the Chicago Bulls (1-3) on Friday.
The Chicago Bulls faced the Washington Wizards and went home with a win by a final score of 115-107 in their last contest. Chicago walked away from the game with a 43.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 87) and knocked down 15 out of their 36 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Bulls buried 24 of their 32 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 37 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 assists in the game as well as getting 7 steals and 2 rejections. With respect to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to go 44.0% from the floor on 37 out of 84 shooting. Washington dished out 25 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Wizards grabbed 47 boards (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Washington ended up shooting 88.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 23 of their 26 tries. They converted 10 out of their 37 shots from 3-point range.
Zach LaVine is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He had 23 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He played 38:17 mins and collected 5 rebounds. LaVine finished the game shooting 40.0% from the field and distributed 6 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Bulls was Coby White. He grabbed 5 boards and also accounted for 6 assists. He finished the game shooting 42.9% from the field for the contest by shooting 6-of-14 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, White played 36:57 minutes.
Chicago enters this game with a mark of 1-3 this year. They lose possession via turnover 18.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is grabbing 42.3 boards per game and is sitting with 96 dimes this season, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are connecting on 37.1% on three-point shots (56 of 151) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 113.3 points per game (12th in the NBA) while hitting 43.3% from the field. When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 18.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 26.5 fouls. The Bulls are giving up a FG percentage of 48.2% (72 of 106) and they concede 45.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists with 108 surrendered for the campaign. They are conceding 35.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 27th in the NBA in opponents points per game (121.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Milwaukee Bucks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-108 when they faced the Miami Heat. The Bucks were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this matchup. They turned away 6 attempts while getting 14 steals for this contest. The Heat committed 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Milwaukee made 16 out of 41 tries (39.0%). Overall, the Bucks finished the game shooting 40 for 102 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.2%. The Bucks allowed the Heat to make 40 of their 82 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 48.8% in the game. They shot 38.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 15 of 39 and ended up going 24 out of 29 at the charity stripe (82.8%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee allowed Miami to snag 52 in all (10 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for this game. He converted 10 out of 18 for this game for a rate of 55.6%, which earned him 26 points. Antetokounmpo grabbed 13 rebounds in his 38:01 minutes of time on the court and tallied 10 assists in this matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Milwaukee was Donte DiVincenzo. He notched 15 points in his 30:08 mins on the hardwood by going 5 out of 14 shooting for the contest. DiVincenzo wrapped this one up going 35.7% from the field while totaling 2 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 2-3 for the year. Milwaukee has scored 621 pts so far this year (124.2 per game) and they average 49.6 boards per game. The Bucks are responsible for committing 21.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 78.2% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are shooting 48.6% from the field, which is ranked 5th in basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.2 times per contest (15th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per contest. The Bucks defensively are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG allowed with 113.4. They are forcing 15.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the field (15th in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense concedes 37.2% on 3-point shots (70 of 188) and their opponents are knocking down 79.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 22.4 assists and 41.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 4th and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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