Chicago Bulls vs Denver Nuggets 11/19/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Chicago Bulls (10-5) are on their way to Ball Arena on Friday where they will take on the Denver Nuggets (9-5).
The Bulls faced the Trail Blazers and ended up losing by a score of 112-107 in their last game. Chicago walked away from the game with a 47.0% field goal percentage (39 out of 83) and converted 13 of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 16 of 20 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of rebounding, they collected 36 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to the defense, Chicago allowed 44.0% from the field on 37 out of 84 shooting. Portland recorded 44 assists and had 26 steals in this game. On top of that, Portland pulled down 32 boards (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 9 blocks. Portland finished the contest at 96.4% from the charity stripe by burying 27 of 28 tries. They also converted 11 of 31 shots from 3-point range. Regarding fouls, the Bulls ended up with 23 while the Trail Blazers finished the game with 16 fouls.
Zach LaVine is someone who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up walking away with 30 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also grabbed 6 rebounds. LaVine finished the contest at 55.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists.
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Chicago enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 10-5 on the season. They are averaging 108.5 points per contest (11th in the league) on 46.8% from the field. The Bulls are shooting 37.5% on shots from 3-point land (157 of 419) and 84.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 43.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 346 dimes on the season, which is 15th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bulls are forcing 16.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 fouls. They are giving up 34.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 8th in the league in points per game allowed (103.3). The Bulls defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (568 of 1,285) and they relinquish 44.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 311 relinquished so far this year.
When they last played, the Nuggets took a loss by a score of 111-101 when they faced the Mavericks. The Nuggets were able to pull down 36 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The Mavericks had 8 personal fouls for this game which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 70.6%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Denver converted 9 of 32 attempts (28.1%). Overall, the Nuggets finished the game shooting 40 for 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.6%. The Nuggets allowed the Mavericks to make 45 of 90 attempts from the field which had them shooting 50.0% in this matchup. They finished 38.9% from beyond the arc by going 14 out of 36 and ended up going 7 of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). When discussing team rebounding, Denver permitted Dallas to collect 34 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Nikola Jokic ended up being a major contributor for the Nuggets in this matchup. He made 15 out of 26 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.7%, and tallied 16 rebounds. Jokic tallied 35 points in his 37 mins on the court and earned 6 assists for this contest.
Denver has a record of 9-5 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nuggets are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which is ranked 4th in the league. Denver has totaled 1,450 pts this year (103.6 per contest) and they average 44.9 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per game (8th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest. The Nuggets are responsible for committing 18.5 fouls every game while shooting 73.4% from the free throw line.
The Denver defense gives up 32.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (153 of 469) and their opponents are connecting on 74.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 22.2 dimes and 43.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 11th and 8th in the NBA. The Nuggets defensively are ranked 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 98.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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