Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 5/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is the venue where and the Brooklyn Nets (46-24) will take on the Chicago Bulls (30-40) on Saturday.
The Chicago Bulls played the Toronto Raptors and earned the victory with a final of 114-102 in their last game. Chicago wrapped up the contest having earned a 54.2% field goal percentage (45 of 83) and knocked down 17 out of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls knocked down 7 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 50 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 31 assists in this contest while forcing 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to the defense, Chicago allowed 44.4% from the floor on 40 of 90 shooting. Toronto earned 24 dimes and had 15 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Toronto snagged 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Toronto walked away from this one shooting 55.6% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 18 shots. They buried 12 of their 36 shots from downtown.
Zach LaVine is a guy who came through in this game. He was able to score 24 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:33 mins played and totaled 5 boards. LaVine finished 53.3% from the floor and earned 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Bulls was Coby White. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 41:47 min played. He finished shooting 58.3% from the floor for the matchup by going 7-of-12 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, White had 10 assists.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a record of 30-40 for the season. They are giving up possession 15.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Chicago is grabbing 44.8 boards per contest and has earned 1,880 assists so far this year, which ranks 5th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are connecting on 37.0% from downtown (879 of 2,373) and 79.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.9 points per game (21st in basketball) while hitting 47.7% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers every game while drawing 17.8 fouls. They give up 35.6% on 3-point shots and they are 15th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (111.7). The Bulls are giving up a FG percentage of 47.3% (895 of 1,245) and they concede 42.0 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 10th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,697 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the Brooklyn Nets got the victory with a final of 128-116 when they faced the San Antonio Spurs. The Nets earned 40 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 43 for the game. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 3 steals in this contest. The Spurs had 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Nets to the free throw line for 27 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of those for a percentage of 74.1%. With regard to three-point shots, Brooklyn made 12 of 28 attempts (42.9%). When the game finished, the Nets went 48 for 79 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 60.8%. The Nets permitted the Spurs to convert 43 out of their 101 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.6% for the game. They finished shooting 25.8% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 31 and ended up going 22 of 27 at the free throw line (81.5%). When discussing rebounding, Brooklyn allowed San Antonio to snag 46 in total (16 on the offensive side).
Landry Shamet was important for the Nets for this game. He buried 7 of 9 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and had 3 rebounds. Shamet recorded 21 points in his 35:12 minutes of playing time and tallied 1 assist for the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Brooklyn was Bruce Brown. He finished this one with 1 assist in 32:16 mins on the court, and he shot 6 of 9 from the floor. Brown finished going 66.7% from the floor in addition to collecting 14 points and 11 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 46-24 this year. As an offense, the Nets are shooting 49.3% from the floor, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Brooklyn has accounted for 8,309 pts so far this season (118.7 per game) and they pull down 44.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 26.7 times per contest (8th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Nets are committing 19.1 fouls per game while shooting 80.6% from the charity stripe. The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 114.5. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (10th in the league). The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (928 of 2,527) and opponents are knocking down 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 24.1 dimes and 42.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 8th and 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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