Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 3/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-4.5)
Chase Center is the venue where and the Golden State Warriors (22-24) will take on the Chicago Bulls (19-25) on Monday. Chicago opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 219.5.
The Chicago Bulls faced the San Antonio Spurs and took a loss by a final of 120-104 in their last game. Chicago wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.2% field goal percentage (41 out of 95) and knocked down 8 of their 34 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Bulls made 14 of 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 48 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 28 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to go 54.1% from the floor on 46 of 85 shooting. San Antonio recorded 29 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, San Antonio totaled 41 rebounds (4 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. San Antonio ended up shooting 64.3% when shooting free throws by burying 18 of 28 shots. They also buried 10 out of their 25 shots from long range.
Nikola Vucevic is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He totaled 21 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played for 31:46 mins played and snagged 9 rebounds. Vucevic finished 56.3% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. Someone else that came through in this game for the Bulls was Zach LaVine. He grabbed 3 rebounds in his 28:05 min on the court. He went 40.0% from the field for the matchup by going 6-of-15 (18 points). When the time ran out, LaVine tallied 1 assist.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a mark of 19-25 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Chicago is pulling down 45.0 boards per game and has earned 1,152 dimes this year, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing. The Bulls are shooting 37.3% on shots from downtown (560 of 1,502) and 80.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.8 pts per game (13th in the league) while going 47.8% from the floor. Defensively, the Bulls are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 24th in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.8). The Bulls are allowing a FG percentage of 47.3% (590 of 818) and they relinquish 42.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 6th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,052 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors took a loss by a final score of 124-108 when they played the Atlanta Hawks. The Warriors were able to corral 28 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 33 for the game. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Hawks committed 23 fouls in this game which got the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a clip of 69.2%. Concerning 3-point shots, Golden State converted 12 of their 28 attempts (42.9%). In all, the Warriors shot 39 for 78 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Warriors permitted the Hawks to knock down 46 out of 84 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.8% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 39.4% from 3-point land by going 13 out of 33 and ended up going 19 out of 24 from the free throw line (79.2%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Golden State allowed Atlanta to pull down 45 overall (8 offensive).
Andrew Wiggins was important for the Warriors in the game. He knocked down 10 of 19 for the contest for a rate of 52.6%, and earned 7 rebounds. Wiggins tallied 29 points in his 33:16 minutes of playing time and tallied 3 assists in the game. One more player who came through for Golden State was James Wiseman. He ended up with no assists in his 26:32 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 of 13 from the floor. Wiseman ended up shooting 53.8% from the floor in addition to totaling 18 points and 5 rebounds.
Golden State has a record of 22-24 so far this season. The Warriors are committing 21.8 personal fouls per game and they go 77.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 27.5 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. Golden State has totaled 5,179 pts this season (112.6 per contest) and they pull in 42.7 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 17th in the NBA. The Warriors on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in basketball in PPG allowed with 113.8. The Golden State defense gives up 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc (596 of 1,608) and their opposition knocks down 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 23.8 assists and 48.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 8th and 30th in the league. They have forced 15.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (+4.5)
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