Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 11/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+2.5)
The Chicago Bulls (5-1) are headed to TD Garden on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Boston Celtics (2-4). Chicago opens this matchup as 2.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 224.
The Bulls faced off with the Jazz and took home the win by a score of 107-99 in their last game. Chicago finished the contest with a 42.9% field goal percentage (39 of 91) and knocked down 5 of their 21 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 24 of 30 shots for a rate of 80.0%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to defense, Chicago let their opponent shoot 38.0% from the field on 35 of 92 shooting. Utah distributed 54 dimes and had 15 steals for the contest. In addition, Utah had 40 rebounds (14 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Utah finished the game at 94.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 18 of 19 attempts. They also converted 11 of 38 attempts from three-point range.
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DeMar DeRozan is one player who was a factor for this contest. He ended up with 32 points on 13 of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and pulled down 6 boards. DeRozan shot 59.1% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists.
Chicago heads into this one with a record of 5-1 for the year. They currently have an average of 106.7 pts per contest (16th in the NBA) while hitting 45.2% from the field. The Bulls are connecting on 38.2% on three-point shots (60 of 157) and 85.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 41.2 boards per game and has accumulated 139 dimes this season, which has them ranked 15th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.2 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Bulls have forced 18.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 6th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 115 relinquished for the season. The Bulls defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.0% (226 of 525) and they relinquish 48.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 33.0% from 3-point land and they are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (98.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Celtics took a defeat with a final score of 115-112 against the Wizards. The Celtics recorded 46 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 54 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Wizards committed 13 fouls for the matchup which got the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 88.0%. Concerning shots from distance, Boston made 2 of 26 tries (7.7%). In all, the Celtics finished 44 out of 107 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.1%. The Celtics allowed the Wizards to make 38 out of 104 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 36.5% in this contest. They shot 27.8% from distance by going 10 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 36 from the free throw line (80.6%). In regard to rebounding, Boston allowed Washington to pull down 50 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Jaylen Brown ended up being a major contributor for the Celtics in this contest. He made 14 of 24 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and totaled 6 rebounds. Brown tallied 34 points in his 47 minutes of playing time and added 2 assists in this game.
Boston has a record of 2-4 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Celtics are hitting on 43.1% from the floor, which is ranked 22nd in the league. Boston has earned 683 points this year (113.8 per game) and they average 47.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.8 times per contest (8th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest. The Celtics are committing 23.5 fouls per contest while shooting 81.1% from the free throw line. The Celtics on defense are ranked 30th in the league in PPG given up with 118.3. They allow 22.0 dimes and 52.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 13th and 29th in the NBA. The Boston defense allows 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (79 of 217) and their opponents are connecting on 77.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing 15.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (13th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+2.5)
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