Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 3/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+7)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (16-27) are headed to United Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago Bulls (19-23). Chicago opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 219.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took the court against the Sacramento Kings and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-105 in their last game. Cleveland finished having earned a 42.7% field goal percentage (41 out of 96) and knocked down 4 of 17 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers buried 19 of 23 shots for a percentage of 82.6%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they collected 39 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 dimes for the contest while forcing 16 turnovers and getting 13 steals. With regard to the defense, Cleveland allowed their opponent to shoot 54.4% from the floor on 49 out of 90 shooting. Sacramento totaled 26 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Sacramento pulled down 49 rebounds (10 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Sacramento shot 66.7% at the charity stripe by making 8 of 12 attempts. They converted 13 out of their 30 shots from 3-point land.
Darius Garland is a player who was important in the game. He ended up scoring 17 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He played 27:55 mins but finished the game without a rebound. Garland went 40.0% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that was a contributor in this contest for the Cavaliers was Collin Sexton. He snagged 4 rebounds in 28:43 min on the basketball court. He went 40.0% from the floor for this game by going 6-of-15 (15 points). When the time ran out, Sexton collected 7 assists.
Cleveland comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 16-27 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 15.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling in 43.4 boards per game and has accounted for 996 assists this year, which has them ranked 21st in basketball in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are connecting on 34.2% on three-point attempts (404 of 1,183) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 104.1 points per game (30th in basketball) while going 45.2% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.4 fouls. The Cavaliers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (660 of 877) and they surrender 43.7 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 15th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,041 relinquished for the season. They give up 39.0% from 3-point land and they are ranked 16th in the league in points per game allowed (111.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Chicago Bulls took a loss by a final score of 120-95 when they faced the Utah Jazz. The Bulls recorded 35 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 49 in this contest. They gave up possession 13 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Jazz committed 16 personal fouls in this game which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a clip of 91.7%. Concerning three-point attempts, Chicago made 6 of 26 tries (23.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulls ended up going 39 out of 96 from the field which had them at 40.6%. The Bulls permitted the Jazz to make 45 out of their 92 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.9% in the matchup. They finished 43.6% from distance by shooting 17 out of 39 and ended up going 13 out of 15 from the charity stripe (86.7%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Chicago permitted Utah to grab 46 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Zach LaVine was important for the Bulls in the game. He knocked down 10 out of 25 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and added 7 rebounds. LaVine had 27 points in his 32:27 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 assists in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Chicago was Thaddeus Young. He left the arena with 2 dimes in his 25:41 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 7 out of 14 from the floor. Young walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field and also earning 14 points and 9 total rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 19-23 for the season. As an offense, the Bulls are hitting on 48.0% from the floor, which is 10th in the NBA. Chicago has earned 4,767 points on the year (113.5 per game) and they average 45.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 26.3 times per game (8th in the league) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per game. The Bulls are responsible for committing 19.9 fouls per game and they shoot 80.3% from the free throw line. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 24th in the league in points allowed per game with 113.9. They have relinquished 23.7 dimes and 42.6 boards every game, which ranks them 7th and 9th in the league. The Chicago defense gives up 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (475 of 1,373) and their opposition knocks down 77.2% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (22nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+7)
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