Chicago Bulls vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+3)
FedExForum is the venue where and the Memphis Grizzlies (26-24) will play the Chicago Bulls (22-29) on Monday. Memphis opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The O/U opens at 221.
The Chicago Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Atlanta Hawks and ended up losing by a score of 120-108 in their last game. Chicago walked away from the game having earned a 47.7% FG percentage (41 out of 86) and knocked down 13 out of their 33 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bulls made 13 of 14 shots for a rate of 92.9%. Concerning rebounding, they collected 38 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 25 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In regard to defending, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 56.0% from the field on 47 of 84 shooting. Atlanta distributed 25 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, Atlanta totaled 41 boards (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 1 block. Atlanta finished shooting 82.6% from the charity stripe by making 19 of 23 tries. They converted 7 of 27 tries from 3-point range.
Zach LaVine is one player who played a role in this contest. He recorded 50 points on 18 of 31 shooting. He played for 38:44 minutes played and also totaled 8 rebounds. LaVine finished the game at 58.1% from the field and also distributed 5 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Bulls was Nikola Vucevic. He grabbed 10 rebounds in 36:21 minutes on the hardwood. He finished 57.9% from the field for the contest by shooting 11-of-19 (25 points). When this game wrapped up, Vucevic accounted for 2 assists.
Chicago heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 22-29 so far this year. The Bulls are shooting 37.0% from downtown (631 of 1,705) and 80.4% from the charity stripe. They average 112.7 pts per game (15th in the NBA) while going 48.0% from the field. They are giving up possession 15.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Chicago is grabbing 45.0 boards per game and has 1,355 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 9th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,217 conceded for the campaign. The Bulls defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.6% (665 of 939) and they relinquish 42.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 34.9% on three-point shots and they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (113.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Grizzlies walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 133-129 against the New York Knicks. The Grizzlies earned 33 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 43 in this game. They also coughed it up 14 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Knicks had 25 fouls in this contest which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 34 shots. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 61.8%. Regarding shooting from distance, Memphis buried 14 out of 30 attempts (46.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Grizzlies finished 47 for 94 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Grizzlies permitted the Knicks to convert 45 out of 96 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9% for the matchup. They finished 43.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 of 32 and finished the contest at 29 of 33 from the charity stripe (87.9%). In relation to rebounding, Memphis permitted New York to get 48 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Ja Morant ended up being important for the Grizzlies for the matchup. He made 9 out of 18 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Morant accumulated 26 points in his 38:30 mins on the court and had 6 assists in this matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He wrapped the game up with 5 dimes in his 39:58 minutes played, and he converted 9 out of 18 from the floor. Brooks ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while totaling 23 points and 3 boards.
Memphis has a mark of 26-24 on the campaign. Memphis has accumulated 5,643 pts on the campaign (112.9 per game) and they grab 46.3 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies are responsible for committing 18.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 77.6% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which is ranked 15th in the league. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per game (4th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Grizzlies on the defensive end are ranked 14th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 111.5. They are able to force 15.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (14th in the NBA). The Memphis defense concedes 36.7% on 3-point attempts (648 of 1,765) and their opponents are making 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.3 assists and 44.0 total boards per game, which is 21st and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+3)
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