Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls 11/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+3.5)
United Center is where the Chicago Bulls (11-5) will take on the Indiana Pacers (7-11) on Monday. Chicago opens this game as 3.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 207.5.
The Pacers took the court against the Pelicans and earned the victory with a final of 111-94 in their last contest. Indiana wrapped up the game having earned a 46.2% FG percentage (42 out of 91) and buried 14 of 38 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 13 of their 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 46 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In relation to defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 39.8% from the floor on 35 of 88 shooting. New Orleans dished out 52 assists and had 17 steals for this game. Moreover, New Orleans totaled 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 9 rejections. New Orleans shot 94.7% when shooting free throws by making 18 of 19 shots. They made 6 out of their 18 attempts from three-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Pacers finished with 16 and the Pelicans accounted for 16 personal fouls.
Malcolm Brogdon is a player who was important in this contest. He walked away with 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played 25 minutes and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Brogdon ended up going 75.0% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes.
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Indiana will enter this matchup with a mark of 7-11 so far this season. They are turning it over 15.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.8 fouls per game. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 45.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 417 dimes this year, which is 5th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pacers are shooting 34.2% on 3-pointers (219 of 641) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 107.2 points per outing (17th in basketball) while hitting 46.3% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pacers have forced 13.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are 20th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 399 surrendered on the year. The Pacers defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.8% (707 of 1,578) and they surrender 43.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 18th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (106.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Bulls got the win with a final of 114-108 when they played the Nuggets. Concerning cleaning up the glass, Chicago permitted Denver to grab 31 in all (7 offensive). They went 37.8% from three-point range by connecting on 14 out of 37 and ended up going 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). The Bulls permitted the Nuggets to make 39 of 82 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 47.6% for the game. When the game finished, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 41 out of 93 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.1%. Regarding shots from distance, Chicago made 8 out of 31 attempts (25.8%). They were able to bury 24 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. The Nuggets committed 11 personal fouls for the game which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They also coughed it up 11 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Bulls collected 33 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards totaling 50 for the game.
DeMar DeRozan ended up being important for the Bulls in the matchup. He converted 7 of 21 for this game for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and had 6 rebounds. DeRozan totaled 26 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes for the matchup.
Chicago has a record of 11-5 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulls are connecting on 46.7% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the NBA. Chicago has totaled 1,741 pts for the campaign (108.8 per game) and they pull in 43.6 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 22.8 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per game. The Bulls are committing 18.1 fouls per game while shooting 85.8% from the charity stripe.
The Chicago defense allows 35.0% from downtown (180 of 515) and their opponents are making 82.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 20.9 assists and 44.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 2nd and 11th in the league. The Bulls on defense are ranked 8th in the NBA in PPG given up with 103.6. They are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana (+3.5)
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