Denver Nuggets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 12/6/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Bulls (16-8) will compete against the Denver Nuggets (11-11) at United Center on Monday.
The Nuggets faced off with the Knicks and walked away with a win by a score of 113-99 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Nuggets ended up finishing with 19 while the Knicks finished the game with 11 fouls. They also made 12 out of their 40 shots from distance. New York ended up shooting 81.0% from the free throw line by converting 17 of their 21 attempts. Additionally, New York snagged 24 rebounds (16 offensive, 8 defensive) and added 6 rejections. New York recorded 40 assists and had 23 steals in this matchup. Regarding defense, Denver allowed 39.8% from the field on 35 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 30 assists for this contest as well as forcing 3 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled 42 with 8 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nuggets buried 5 of 5 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. Denver finished the game with a 52.4% FG percentage (44 of 84) and buried 20 out of their 43 3-point attempts.
Nikola Jokic is someone who came through in this game. He left the arena with 32 points on 14 of 19 shooting. He played for 27 minutes played and pulled down 11 boards. Jokic went 73.7% from the field and recorded 5 assists.
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Denver will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 11-11 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Denver is grabbing 42.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 535 dimes this season, which is 20th in basketball in terms of passing. The Nuggets are connecting on 34.0% on three-point attempts (270 of 794) and 75.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 104.0 pts per game (26th in basketball) while connecting on 46.4% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 13.7 turnovers every game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They are 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 516 relinquished for the year. The Nuggets are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (869 of 1,869) and they surrender 43.6 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 33.0% on shots from distance while they are 3rd in the NBA in opponents PPG (103.9).
The last time they took the court, the Bulls took home the win by a final score of 111-107 when they played the Nets. The Bulls were able to snag 40 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 4 steals in the matchup. The Nets were called for 5 fouls in this game which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a rate of 70.4%. With respect to shots from downtown, Chicago buried 10 of their 31 tries (32.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulls shot 41 for 86 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.7%. The Bulls permitted the Nets to convert 46 out of 111 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.4% in this game. They went 32.0% from behind the 3-point line via 8 out of 25 and finished the contest at 7 of 9 at the free throw line (77.8%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Chicago allowed Brooklyn to get 40 overall (15 on the offensive glass).
Zach LaVine ended up being important for the Bulls for the matchup. He converted 9 of 20 in the game giving him a rate of 45.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. LaVine earned 31 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 6 dimes in the matchup.
Chicago has a win-loss mark of 16-8 for the year. The Bulls are responsible for committing 18.8 fouls per game and they shoot 83.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.3 times per contest (15th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per game. Chicago has 2,630 points this year (109.6 per contest) and they average 43.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Bulls are connecting on 47.1% from the field, which is 4th in the league.
The Chicago defense gives up 35.4% on 3-point attempts (273 of 771) and their opponents are converting on 81.5% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 21.5 assists and 44.0 boards per contest, which is ranked 2nd and 12th in the NBA. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the league in points allowed per contest with 105.2. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver
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