New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls 11/21/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Bulls (10-5) are hosting the New York Knicks (8-7) at United Center on Sunday.
The Knicks faced off with the Magic and went home with a loss by a final score of 104-98 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Knicks ended up with 20 and the Magic totaled 12 fouls. They knocked down 11 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. Orlando ended up going 83.3% at the free throw line by making 15 of their 18 attempts. Moreover, Orlando totaled 37 rebounds (14 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Orlando dished out 51 assists and had 20 steals in this matchup. With respect to defense, New York let their opponent shoot 40.6% from the floor on 39 of 96 shooting. They also distributed 25 assists in this game as well as forcing 3 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 45 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Knicks made 8 of 12 shots for a rate of 66.7%. New York walked away from the contest having earned a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 of 88) and made 16 out of their 49 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Mitchell Robinson is one guy who was a major factor for the contest. He accounted for 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes played and collected 11 rebounds. Robinson went 83.3% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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New York will enter this contest with a record of 8-7 on the year. They are turning it over 13.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New York is pulling down 45.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 331 assists on the campaign, which is 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Knicks are hitting 36.4% on 3-pointers (209 of 574) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.7 points per outing (16th in the league) while going 44.4% from the field.
On defense, the Knicks are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are conceding 35.5% on 3-point shots and they are 18th in the league in points per game allowed (107.1). The Knicks defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.8% (583 of 1,361) and they surrender 46.8 boards per game as a group. They are 20th in basketball in giving up assists with 369 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 112-107 when they played the Trail Blazers. With respect to how they rebounded, Chicago permitted Portland to collect 32 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 35.5% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 28 at the charity stripe (96.4%). The Bulls allowed the Trail Blazers to convert 37 out of their 84 tries from the floor which left them shooting 44.0% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulls finished 39 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.0%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago made 13 out of their 29 tries (44.8%). They were able to make 16 of the free throws for a rate of 80.0%. The Trail Blazers committed 16 fouls for the contest which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Bulls pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this matchup.
Zach LaVine ended up having an impact for the Bulls for the game. He buried 11 out of 20 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and totaled 6 rebounds. LaVine recorded 30 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 2 assists in the game.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 10-5 so far this season. The Bulls have committed 18.0 fouls per game and they go 84.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.1 times per contest (19th in the league) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. Chicago has totaled 1,627 points this year (108.5 per game) and they grab 43.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Bulls are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 2nd in the league.
The Chicago defense concedes 34.7% on 3-pointers (166 of 478) and their opponents are knocking down 82.1% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 20.7 dimes and 44.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks 2nd and 12th in the league. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the league in points allowed per contest with 103.3. They are forcing 16.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (12th in the league).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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