Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 4/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-7.5)
United Center is the venue where and the Chicago Bulls (19-28) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (34-15) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Brooklyn as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.
The Brooklyn Nets took the court against the Charlotte Hornets and took home the win by a score of 111-89 in their last contest. Brooklyn ended the game with a 48.4% FG percentage (44 out of 91) and converted 20 of their 45 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Nets converted 3 of 4 tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled 56 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 34 assists in the game while creating 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 34.9% from the field on 30 of 86 shooting. Charlotte earned 22 dimes and had 11 steals for the game. Additionally, Charlotte totaled 43 rebounds (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Charlotte ended up going 84.2% at the free throw line by burying 16 of 19 attempts. They also made 13 of 38 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jeff Green is one player who came through in the game. He left the arena with 21 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He played for 30:40 minutes played and collected 8 boards. Green finished the game shooting 47.1% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Nets was Kyrie Irving. He totaled 11 rebounds in his 33:31 minutes on the court. He shot 41.2% from the field in the matchup by shooting 7-of-17 (15 points). When the game finished, Irving tallied 8 assists.
Brooklyn comes into this matchup with a record of 34-15 for the season. They are averaging 119.0 pts per game (2nd in the NBA) while shooting 49.4% from the floor. The Nets are hitting 39.2% from downtown (704 of 1,794) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling in 44.4 boards per game and has 1,303 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Nets are able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.3% on shots from downtown and they are 25th in basketball in points per game allowed (114.3). The Nets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (620 of 928) and they relinquish 42.4 boards per game as a team. They are 18th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,197 surrendered this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Chicago Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-106 when they faced the Utah Jazz. The Bulls earned 34 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this contest. They also gave up possession 6 times, while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Jazz had 18 fouls in this matchup which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.5%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Chicago made 7 out of their 28 tries (25.0%). In all, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. The Bulls permitted the Jazz to convert 37 of their 79 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 46.8% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 36.1% from beyond the arc by shooting 13 of 36 and ended up shooting 26 of 27 from the charity stripe (96.3%). When it comes to rebounding, Chicago permitted Utah to collect 43 in total (6 offensive).
Thaddeus Young was important for the Bulls for the matchup. He made 11 of 17 for the contest for a field goal rate of 64.7%, and had 7 rebounds. Young earned 25 points in his 32:49 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Chicago was Zach LaVine. He walked away with 3 assists in 31:09 minutes on the hardwood, and he put in 10 of 22 from the floor. LaVine finished going 45.5% from the floor and also contributing 23 points and 5 total rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 19-28 so far this season. The Bulls are committing 19.8 fouls per game while shooting 80.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 26.3 times per contest (8th in the league) and they turn it over 15.7 times per game. Chicago has scored 5,289 points for the year (112.5 per game) and they grab 44.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Bulls are connecting on 47.8% from the floor, which ranks 9th in the league. The Bulls are ranked 24th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 114.0. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (26th in the league). The Chicago defense gives up 35.1% on shots from distance (536 of 1,526) and their opponents are converting on 77.4% of their foul shots. They concede 23.9 assists and 42.4 boards every game, which is 8th and 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-7.5)
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