Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 12/29/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+4)
Capital One Arena is the venue where and the Washington Wizards (0-3) will take on the Chicago Bulls (0-3) on Tuesday. Chicago opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 232.5.
The Chicago Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Golden State Warriors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 129-128 in their last contest. Chicago finished the contest having earned a 51.2% field goal percentage (44 of 86) and made 17 of their 41 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bulls knocked down 23 of their 31 tries for a percentage of 74.2%. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected 54 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 27 assists for the contest as well as having 4 steals and 6 blocks. In reference to defending, Chicago allowed 40.4% from the floor on 42 of 104 shooting. Golden State recorded 25 assists and had 17 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Warriors collected 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Golden State shot 90.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 27 of 30 attempts. They also converted 18 out of their 47 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Coby White is one player who had an impact for the matchup. He was able to score 20 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He played 35:38 minutes played and also totaled 7 rebounds. White finished the game at 42.1% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Bulls was Zach LaVine. He pulled down 7 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 47.8% from the field for this contest by going 11-of-23 (33 points). Overall, LaVine saw the court for 34:48 minutes.
Chicago steps onto the court with a mark of 0-3 for the year. They cough up possession 20.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 44.0 boards per game and has racked up 70 assists so far this season, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing. The Bulls are hitting 35.7% on 3-point shots (41 of 115) and 82.1% from the charity stripe. They average 112.7 pts per contest (16th in the league) while going 43.2% from the floor. Defensively, the Bulls are able to force 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 26.0 personal fouls. They give up 38.0% on three-point shots while they are 27th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (126.0). The Bulls are allowing a shooting percentage of 49.5% (51 of 78) and they surrender 45.3 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 28th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 83 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Wizards walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-113 against the Orlando Magic. The Wizards snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 47 for the game. They also stuffed 4 attempts while recording 6 steals for the game. The Magic had 14 fouls in this contest which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a rate of 84.6%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Washington knocked down 8 of 32 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards finished shooting 47 out of 97 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Wizards permitted the Magic to make 37 of their 85 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 43.5% for the game. They shot 36.0% from downtown via 9 out of 25 and ended up going 37 out of 38 at the charity stripe (97.4%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Washington allowed Orlando to pull down 45 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Bradley Beal ended up being a major contributor for the Wizards in this matchup. He buried 10 of 29 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 34.5%, which got him 29 points. Beal pulled down 5 boards in his 39:06 mins of playing time and earned 7 assists for the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Washington was Thomas Bryant. He ended up walking away with 16 points in 32:27 mins on the court by way of 8 of 15 shooting in this matchup. Bryant walked away from this one going 53.3% from the floor while also contributing 5 assists and 7 boards.
Washington has a mark of 0-3 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Wizards are shooting 47.7% from the field, which ranks them 8th in the league. Washington has scored 340 points for the campaign (113.3 per game) and they collect 43.3 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 27.7 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.7 times per game. The Wizards are responsible for committing 25.7 personal fouls per game and they shoot 65.6% from the charity stripe. The Wizards defensively are ranked 24th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 121.0. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the floor (21st in the NBA). The Washington defense gives up 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (28 of 84) and their opponents are knocking down 85.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 22.0 assists and 48.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 8th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+4)
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