Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 4/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+1)
United Center is the venue where and the Chicago Bulls (22-32) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (27-26) on Friday. The spread on this game has Chicago as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 227.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced off with the Dallas Mavericks and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-113 in their last game. Memphis ended the contest having earned a 47.2% field goal percentage (42 of 89) and made 13 out of their 34 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies knocked down 16 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 44 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 27 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 44 of 88 shooting. Dallas recorded 25 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Dallas pulled down 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Dallas finished shooting 76.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 17 shots. They converted 13 of 40 attempts from beyond the arc.
Grayson Allen is a player who played a role for the matchup. He totaled 23 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played 34:30 mins played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Allen finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Grizzlies was Jonas Valanciunas. He pulled down 15 rebounds in 32:42 min played. He finished the game shooting 58.3% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 7-of-12 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Valanciunas collected 2 assists.
Memphis heads into this contest with a record of 27-26 so far this season. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.6 personal fouls per game. As a team, Memphis is pulling down 46.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,427 assists on the year, which is 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Grizzlies are hitting 35.8% on shots from distance (579 of 1,619) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.9 points per contest (15th in the league) while connecting on 46.7% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are 16th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,350 conceded for the year. The Grizzlies defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.7% (814 of 965) and they concede 44.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrender 36.3% on 3-pointers while they are 15th in the league in PPG allowed (111.6).
The last time they took the court, the Chicago Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-106 when they faced the Orlando Magic. The Bulls were able to corral 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 40 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Magic were called for 15 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 9 tries. They were able to bury 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Chicago knocked down 17 out of 37 attempts (45.9%). Overall, the Bulls went 41 out of 86 from the floor which had them at 47.7%. The Bulls permitted the Magic to make 44 of 89 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 49.4% for the contest. They finished 44.4% from three-point range by hitting 12 of 27 and ended up going 15 of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Chicago allowed Orlando to snag 46 in total (13 offensive).
Zach LaVine ended up having an impact for the Bulls for the contest. He knocked down 11 out of 22 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. LaVine earned 30 points in his 38:59 minutes on the court and added 7 dimes in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Chicago was Nikola Vucevic. He wrapped the game up with 1 assist in his 33:35 mins on the court, and he knocked down 11 of 20 from the floor. Vucevic ended up shooting 55.0% from the field while collecting 29 points and 11 boards.
Chicago has a record of 22-32 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulls are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 8th in the NBA. Chicago has totaled 6,060 points on the season (112.2 per game) and they pull in 44.7 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 26.5 times per contest (8th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.6 times per game. The Bulls are committing 19.2 fouls per game while shooting 80.1% from the free throw line. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 20th in the league in PPG surrendered with 113.6. The Chicago defense surrenders 35.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (611 of 1,736) and their opponents are making 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They concede 24.1 dimes and 42.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 8th and 5th in the NBA. They are able to force 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (25th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis (+1)
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