Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+2)
The San Antonio Spurs (22-20) play the Chicago Bulls (19-24) at AT&T Center on Saturday. San Antonio opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The O/U opens at 227.
The Chicago Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Cleveland Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 103-94 in their last contest. Chicago ended with a 44.6% FG percentage (37 of 83) and buried 8 out of their 28 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bulls converted 12 of 14 shots for a rate of 85.7%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they collected 45 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 21 assists for the game while forcing 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 45.7% from the floor on 42 out of 92 shooting. Cleveland distributed 28 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. In addition, Cleveland had 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Cleveland finished the contest at 80.0% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 10 tries. They also knocked down 11 of their 29 attempts from beyond the arc.
Zach LaVine is one player who played a role in this matchup. He racked up 22 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He played 34:15 mins and pulled down 3 boards. LaVine finished shooting 40.0% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. Another guy that played a role in the game for the Bulls was Lauri Markkanen. He totaled 5 rebounds in his 29:11 minutes on the court. He finished the game shooting 46.7% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 7-of-15 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Markkanen accounted for 2 assists.
Chicago enters this one with a mark of 19-24 on the season. The Bulls are hitting 37.6% on shots from 3-point land (552 of 1,468) and 80.4% from the free throw line. They average 113.0 points per game (13th in the league) while going 47.9% from the field. They are turning it over 16.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Chicago is pulling down 45.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,124 assists this season, which is 10th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Bulls have forced 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They are 4th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,023 relinquished for the season. The Bulls defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.2% (579 of 803) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 34.7% on three-point shots while they are 24th in the league in PPG allowed (113.7).
For their last game, the San Antonio Spurs took a loss by a score of 98-85 when they played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Spurs snagged 37 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the contest. They turned it over 7 times, while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Clippers earned 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. With respect to shots from distance, San Antonio converted 8 of their 23 attempts (34.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs ended up shooting 33 for 82 from the field which had them shooting 40.2%. The Spurs allowed the Clippers to make 34 out of their 89 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.2% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 38.2% from 3-point land by hitting 13 out of 34 and ended up shooting 17 out of 18 at the free throw line (94.4%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, San Antonio allowed Los Angeles to snag 57 overall (14 on the offensive side).
DeMar DeRozan was important for the Spurs in the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 19 for this contest for a rate of 42.1%, and added 4 rebounds. DeRozan earned 23 points in his 31:05 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the contest. Someone else that was pivotal for San Antonio was Dejounte Murray. He ended up finishing with 7 dimes in 37:08 minutes played, and he shot 8 of 18 from the floor. Murray walked away from this one going 44.4% from the floor while collecting 18 points and 6 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 22-20 this year. The Spurs are committing 17.4 fouls per contest and they go 79.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.3 times per game (18th in basketball) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per contest. San Antonio has accounted for 4,585 pts on the year (109.2 per contest) and they average 44.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spurs are connecting on 45.7% from the floor, which ranks them 21st in the league. The Spurs are ranked 8th in basketball in points given up per game with 110.4. They are forcing 13.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the field (14th in the NBA). The San Antonio defense surrenders 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc (537 of 1,420) and their opponents are connecting on 74.8% of their foul shots. They give up 24.4 assists and 47.8 boards per game, which is 14th and 28th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (-2) and over 227 points
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