Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
STAPLES Center is where the Los Angeles Lakers (7-6) will try to defeat the Chicago Bulls (8-4) on Monday.
The Bulls faced the Warriors and took a loss by a final of 119-93 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Bulls finished with 16 and the Warriors finished the game with 16 personal fouls. They converted 15 of their 46 attempts from three-point range. Golden State ended up shooting 87.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 16 attempts. On top of that, Golden State pulled down 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Golden State doled out 47 dimes and had 27 steals in this game. In terms of the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 48.4% from the field on 45 out of 93 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to grabbing boards, they compiled 38 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Bulls knocked down 17 of 22 tries for a percentage of 77.3%. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 43.6% field goal percentage (34 of 78) and made 8 out of their 27 3-point shots.
DeMar DeRozan is one guy who came through in this contest. DeRozan shot 30.8% from the field and totaled 5 dimes. He was on the court for 36 minutes and totaled 2 boards. He had 18 points on 4 out of 13 shooting.
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Chicago comes into this game with a mark of 8-4 for the season. They average 108.3 points per game (16th in the league) while going 46.3% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 36.1% on 3-point shots (118 of 327) and 85.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 44.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 273 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 25th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are able to force 15.9 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are 2nd in the league in giving up assists with 250 relinquished so far this season. The Bulls defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.8% (466 of 1,041) and they concede 44.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 36.2% from 3-point land and they rank 7th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (103.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers took a defeat with a final score of 107-83 against the Timberwolves. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles allowed Minnesota to get 40 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They shot 32.4% from distance by hitting 12 of 37 and finished the contest at 9 of 12 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Lakers permitted the Timberwolves to convert 43 of their 94 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.7% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Lakers walked away from this one shooting 29 for 82 from the field which had them at 35.4%. With respect to three-point shots, Los Angeles made 9 of 41 tries (22.0%). They were able to make 16 of them for a clip of 80.0%. The Timberwolves had 17 personal fouls for the game which got the Lakers to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They gave up possession 19 times, while recording 12 steals for the matchup. The Lakers were able to pull down 33 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 44 in the game.
Anthony Davis ended up having an impact for the Lakers for this contest. Davis totaled 22 points in his 31 mins of playing time and earned 2 dimes in the matchup. He buried 7 out of 13 in this matchup for a rate of 53.8%, and had 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 7-6 so far this year. The Lakers commit 20.7 fouls per game and they shoot 73.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.9 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 17.3 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 1,430 pts on the year (110.0 per contest) and they grab 46.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Lakers are hitting on 45.9% from the field, which ranks 11th in the NBA.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 33.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (165 of 495) and their opponents are making 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 25.5 assists and 48.8 boards per contest, which ranks them 25th and 27th in the league. The Lakers on the defensive side of the court are 28th in the league in points allowed per contest with 112.3. They are forcing their opponents into 17.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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