Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 12/2/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: NBA TV
The Chicago Bulls (14-8) are traveling to Madison Square Garden on Thursday where they will play the New York Knicks (11-10).
The Bulls played the Hornets and earned the victory with a final of 133-119 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bulls finished with 19 and the Hornets finished the game with 9 personal fouls. They also made 18 of 39 tries from distance. Charlotte ended up going 81.0% at the free throw line by making 17 of 21 shots. In addition, Charlotte snagged 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Charlotte totaled 34 dimes and had 23 steals for this game. In terms of defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 47.7% from the field on 42 of 88 shooting. They also distributed 35 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and having 3 steals. Regarding hauling in boards, they collected 41 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Bulls buried 13 of 19 attempts for a rate of 68.4%. Chicago walked away from the contest with a 59.6% FG percentage (53 out of 89) and made 14 out of their 30 three-point attempts.
Nikola Vucevic is a player who came through in this matchup. He walked away with 30 points on 12 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and also collected 14 boards. Vucevic finished shooting 63.2% from the field and dished out 5 assists.
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Chicago steps onto the court with a mark of 14-8 for the season. They turn the ball over 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Chicago is collecting 43.4 boards per contest and has racked up 514 dimes for the year, which ranks 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are shooting 37.1% on 3-point shots (239 of 645) and 83.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 109.1 pts per contest (12th in the NBA) while going 47.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bulls are able to force 15.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 469 surrendered for the year. The Bulls are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.3% (833 of 1,879) and they concede 43.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 8th in basketball in opponents PPG (104.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Knicks took a defeat with a final score of 112-110 when they faced the Nets. Regarding how they attacked the glass, New York permitted Brooklyn to snag 29 in all (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 28.6% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 28 and ended up going 22 out of 25 from the free throw line (88.0%). The Knicks allowed the Nets to knock down 41 out of 85 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.2% for the contest. In all, the Knicks finished 44 out of 91 from the floor which had them at 48.4%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, New York knocked down 11 of their 32 attempts (34.4%). They were able to make 11 of those for a percentage of 91.7%. The Nets earned 9 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They turned it over 10 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Knicks collected 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 in this matchup.
Alec Burks ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks in this contest. He buried 9 of 21 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and had 5 rebounds. Burks racked up 25 points in his 39 minutes on the court and added 5 dimes in the matchup.
New York has a record of 11-10 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Knicks are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 21st in the league. New York has accumulated 2,236 points on the season (106.5 per game) and they average 46.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 21.7 times per contest (26th in the league) and they turn it over 13.9 times per game. The Knicks commit 19.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 76.7% from the free throw line.
The New York defense concedes 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (279 of 808) and opponents are connecting on 79.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.1 assists and 46.1 boards per game, which ranks them 19th and 15th in basketball. The Knicks are ranked 17th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.4. They have forced 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.1% from the field (3rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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