Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks Prediction, 4/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+4.5)
The New York Knicks (34-28) host the Chicago Bulls (26-35) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The spread on this game has New York as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 207.
The Chicago Bulls played the Miami Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 110-102 in their last contest. Chicago finished the contest having earned a 53.2% FG percentage (41 of 77) and buried 11 of 29 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 17 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 77.3%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 51 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 33 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 3 steals. With regard to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 42.9% from the floor on 36 out of 84 shooting. Miami doled out 18 assists and had 13 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Miami grabbed 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Miami ended up shooting 92.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 23 of their 25 attempts. They also made 7 of their 36 shots from downtown.
Nikola Vucevic is a player who was a factor in this game. He recorded 24 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played for 35:15 mins and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Vucevic finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Bulls was Daniel Theis. He snagged 12 rebounds in 32:29 min played. He shot 76.9% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 10-of-13 (23 points). At the conclusion of this game, Theis earned 5 assists.
Chicago will enter this game with a record of 26-35 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 44.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,643 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are hitting 36.8% on three-point shots (759 of 2,064) and 80.2% from the free throw line. They average 111.6 pts per contest (18th in the league) on 48.0% from the field. On defense, the Bulls are able to force 12.9 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are giving up 35.3% on 3-point shots while they are 17th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.6). The Bulls defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (785 of 1,098) and they concede 41.8 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 11th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,478 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the New York Knicks took a defeat with a final score of 118-110 when they faced the Phoenix Suns. The Knicks snagged 29 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Suns earned 13 fouls for this contest which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to shooting from downtown, New York converted 12 out of 29 attempts (41.4%). Overall, the Knicks went 45 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7%. The Knicks permitted the Suns to convert 45 out of their 83 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 54.2% in this game. They finished 41.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 14 of 34 and finished the game at 14 out of 17 from the charity stripe (82.4%). With respect to rebounding, New York permitted Phoenix to snag 37 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Julius Randle was important for the Knicks for the contest. He made 6 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 35.3%, and earned 6 rebounds. Randle totaled 18 points in his 38:03 mins on the court and added 4 dimes for the contest. An additional guy who came through for New York was RJ Barrett. He came away with 2 assists in his 45:28 minutes on the court, and he shot 7 of 18 from the floor. Barrett ended up shooting 38.9% from the floor and also totaling 17 points and 4 boards.
New York has a record of 34-28 so far this season. The Knicks have committed 20.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 21.3 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per contest. New York has earned 6,630 points on the campaign (106.9 per game) and they pull in 45.5 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Knicks are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 22nd in the league. The Knicks on defense are ranked 1st in basketball in PPG allowed with 104.9. They have allowed 23.4 dimes and 43.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in basketball. The New York defense concedes 33.8% from downtown (746 of 2,206) and their opponents are connecting on 75.6% of their foul shots. They have forced 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the field (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+4.5)
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