Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 12/27/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-2)
The Chicago Bulls host the Golden State Warriors at United Center on Sunday. Golden State opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 226.
The Golden State Warriors faced off with the Milwaukee Bucks and went home with a loss by a final score of 138-99 in their last game. Golden State walked away from the contest having earned a 34.3% FG percentage (34 of 99) and converted 10 of their 45 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 21 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 84.0%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned 43 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists in this game in addition to getting 5 steals and 6 rejections. Concerning defense, Golden State allowed 54.9% from the field on 50 out of 91 shooting. Milwaukee earned 25 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Bucks collected 60 boards (11 offensive, 49 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Milwaukee finished the game at 69.2% at the charity stripe by making 18 of their 26 shots. They knocked down 20 of 37 shots from distance.
Stephen Curry is a player who played a role for the game. He walked away with 19 points on 6 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28:58 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Curry finished the contest at 35.3% from the floor and earned 6 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Warriors was James Wiseman. He collected 8 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He ended up going 45.5% from the floor for the contest by going 5-of-11 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Wiseman was on the court for 25:03 min.
Golden State heads into this one after finishing with a win-loss mark of 15-50 last year. They had an average of 106.3 pts per game (28th in the NBA) while going 43.8% from the field. The Warriors hit on 33.4% on three-point shots (678 of 2,032) and 80.3% from the charity stripe. As a group, Golden State collected 42.8 boards per game and earned 1,663 dimes last year, which ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest and as a group committed 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Warriors forced 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 fouls. They were 13th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,698 surrendered last season. The Warriors defense gave up a FG percentage of 47.6% (2,743 of 5,760) and they relinquished 46.5 rebounds per game as a team. They conceded 38.9% on 3-pointers while they were 24th in the NBA in PPG allowed (115.0).
In their last game, the Chicago Bulls went home defeated by a final of 124-104 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls snagged 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the contest. They also rejected 3 tries while earning 10 steals for the contest. The Hawks earned 29 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to knock down 24 of them for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Chicago converted 8 of 35 tries (22.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulls ended up shooting 36 for 87 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.4%. The Bulls permitted the Hawks to convert 43 out of their 80 tries from the field which had them sitting at 53.8% in the game. They went 40.0% from three-point range by connecting on 14 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 24 of 29 at the free throw line (82.8%). In reference to how they rebounded, Chicago permitted Atlanta to snag 46 in all (8 offensive).
Patrick Williams was important for the Bulls in this contest. He knocked down 5 of 11 in the game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which got him 16 points. Williams snagged 4 boards in his 33:03 minutes of time on the court and earned 2 assists in this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Chicago was Lauri Markkanen. He was able to score 21 points in 30:12 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 9 shooting in this game. Markkanen ended the game having shot 66.7% from the floor as well as totaling 4 assists and 7 boards.
Chicago had a record of 22-43 last season. Chicago had 6,945 pts last season (106.8 per game) and they grabbed 41.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Bulls shot 44.7% from the floor, which was ranked 26th in the league. The Bulls were responsible for committing 21.8 personal fouls per game and they went 75.5% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 23.2 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they turned it over 15.5 times per contest. The Bulls on defense were ranked 14th in basketball in points allowed per game with 109.9. They conceded 25.4 assists and 45.5 boards per game, which ranked them 25th and 20th in the NBA. The Chicago defense gave up 35.3% on 3-pointers (726 of 2,057) and opponents converted on 75.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They were able to force 18.3 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 47.9% from the field (27th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+2) and under 226 points
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