Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-1.5)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (20-37) play the Chicago Bulls (24-33) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday. Chicago opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 211.5.
The Chicago Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Boston Celtics and walked away with a win by a score of 102-96 in their last game. Chicago ended the game with a 45.6% FG percentage (41 of 90) and knocked down 11 out of their 32 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bulls made 9 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 90.0%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned 40 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 30 assists in the game as well as forcing 15 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When discussing defending, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 46.8% from the field on 36 of 77 shooting. Boston earned 21 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Additionally, Boston had 39 rebounds (3 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Boston walked away from this one shooting 93.3% at the free throw line by converting 14 of 15 shots. They converted 10 out of their 25 shots from distance.
Nikola Vucevic is a guy who was a factor in this game. He ended up scoring 29 points on 13 of 23 shooting. He played for 31:37 minutes and grabbed 9 boards. Vucevic finished 56.5% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Bulls was Coby White. He snagged 3 rebounds in his 29:35 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 35.7% from the field for this contest by connecting on 5-of-14 (19 points). When this game wrapped up, White accounted for 7 assists.
Chicago heads into this matchup with a mark of 24-33 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is collecting 44.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,525 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing. The Bulls are shooting 36.9% on three-point shots (708 of 1,917) and 80.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.0 points per outing (18th in the NBA) while shooting 47.9% from the floor. On defense, the Bulls are able to force 13.0 turnovers every game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are 10th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,381 relinquished for the campaign. The Bulls defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.6% (740 of 1,030) and they relinquish 42.1 boards per game as a team. They relinquish 35.5% on three-point shots and they are 19th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.2).
In their last game, the Cleveland Cavaliers went home defeated by a final of 109-105 against the Detroit Pistons. The Cavaliers were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 39 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The Pistons committed 22 personal fouls for this game which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Cleveland buried 5 out of their 26 attempts (19.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers went 42 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8%. The Cavaliers allowed the Pistons to convert 42 of 86 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.8% in the game. They finished 37.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 10 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Cleveland permitted Detroit to grab 44 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Collin Sexton ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in this matchup. He knocked down 12 of 20 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 7 rebounds. Sexton had 28 points in his 38:22 mins on the court and added 4 assists for the game. One more player that was important for Cleveland was Darius Garland. He ended up walking away with 6 dimes in his 36:27 mins played, and he converted 9 of 19 from the floor. Garland ended up shooting 47.4% from the floor and also totaling 23 points and 1 rebound.
Cleveland has a record of 20-37 so far this season. Cleveland has earned 5,915 pts this year (103.8 per contest) and they average 42.6 boards per game. The Cavaliers commit 18.5 fouls per game and they hit 74.1% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Cavaliers are connecting on 45.2% from the field, which ranks them 22nd in basketball. They are earning an assist 23.8 times per game (21st in basketball) and they cough up possession 15.4 times per game. The Cavaliers are ranked 11th in the league in PPG given up with 111.0. They have given up 24.8 assists and 43.8 boards every game, which has them ranked 15th and 15th in the league. The Cleveland defense allows 38.3% on shots from distance (711 of 1,856) and their opponents are converting on 77.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.0% from the field (28th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-1.5)
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