Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 5/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Brooklyn Nets (44-24) go to United Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Chicago Bulls (29-39).
The Brooklyn Nets took the court against the Denver Nuggets and went home with a win by a final score of 125-119 in their last game. Brooklyn finished the contest having earned a 62.1% field goal percentage (41 out of 66) and made 16 of their 31 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Nets made 27 of 33 tries for a rate of 81.8%. Concerning rebounding, they earned a total of 35 with 2 of them being offensive. They also distributed 27 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 10 steals. With regard to defending, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 45.7% from the floor on 42 out of 92 shooting. Denver distributed 21 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Denver grabbed 33 boards (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Denver went 91.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 23 attempts. They made 14 out of their 41 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Kevin Durant is someone who played a role for this contest. He notched 33 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 40:38 mins and collected 11 rebounds. Durant ended up shooting 64.3% from the field and also recorded 7 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Nets was Kyrie Irving. He didn't pull down a board in his 39:12 min played. He shot 64.7% from the field in this contest by going 11-of-17 (31 points). In all, Irving earned 4 assists.
Brooklyn comes into this game with a record of 44-24 for the year. They have an average of 118.6 points per game (2nd in the NBA) while shooting 49.2% from the field. The Nets are shooting 39.0% from downtown (966 of 2,475) and 80.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling in 44.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,803 assists for the season, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.1 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 11th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,647 surrendered for the campaign. The Nets are giving up a FG percentage of 46.2% (866 of 1,295) and they relinquish 42.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 36.8% on three-point shots and they are 23rd in basketball in opponents points per game (114.6).
In their last game, the Chicago Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 108-96 when they faced the Detroit Pistons. The Bulls were able to snag 38 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in the game. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Pistons committed 14 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to convert 10 of them for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Chicago knocked down 12 of their 32 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulls shot 43 for 84 from the floor which had them sitting at 51.2%. The Bulls permitted the Pistons to convert 36 of 78 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.2% in the game. They finished 40.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 of 27 and finished the contest at 13 out of 22 from the free throw line (59.1%). In reference to rebounding, Chicago allowed Detroit to pull down 36 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Zach LaVine ended up being a major contributor for the Bulls for the contest. He knocked down 10 of 16 in this contest giving him a rate of 62.5%, and had 3 rebounds. LaVine earned 30 points in his 35:36 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes for the game. An additional guy that played a role for Chicago was Nikola Vucevic. He walked away with 2 dimes in his 36:10 minutes on the court, and he converted 14 of 27 from the floor. Vucevic walked away from this one going 51.9% from the floor and also totaling 29 points and 16 total rebounds.
Chicago has a record of 29-39 for the campaign. Chicago has totaled 7,539 pts this season (110.9 per game) and they collect 44.8 boards per game. The Bulls have committed 19.0 fouls per game and they hit 79.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Bulls are shooting 47.7% from the field, which has them ranked 8th in the league. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per game (4th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.2 times per game. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 15th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 111.8. They allow 24.1 dimes and 42.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in basketball. The Chicago defense allows 35.6% from downtown (779 of 2,188) and their opposition makes 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (23rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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