New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 10/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+3)
The Chicago Bulls (4-0) are welcoming the New York Knicks (3-1) at United Center on Thursday. New York opens as 3-point dogs. The over/under is 215.
The Knicks faced the 76ers and earned the victory with a final of 112-99 in their last game. New York finished with a 47.1% FG percentage (41 out of 87) and made 16 out of their 37 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Knicks buried 14 of 15 shots for a percentage of 93.3%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled 45 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 24 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 4 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about defense, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 43.9% from the floor on 36 out of 82 shooting. Philadelphia recorded 40 assists and had 24 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Philadelphia pulled down 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Philadelphia finished the contest at 88.2% from the charity stripe by making 15 of 17 tries. They also converted 12 out of their 41 tries from 3-point range.
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Evan Fournier is a player who came through for the game. He racked up 18 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played for 32 mins and snagged 2 rebounds. Fournier finished shooting 60.0% from the floor and recorded 4 assists.
New York heads into this contest with a record of 3-1 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New York is collecting 47.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 105 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Knicks are shooting 38.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (70 of 184) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They average 118.8 points per outing (3rd in the league) while going 45.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Knicks are able to force 16.3 turnovers every game while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. The Knicks are giving up a FG percentage of 41.4% (153 of 370) and they concede 49.8 boards per game as a group. They are 27th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 104 surrendered so far this year. They are giving up 33.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG allowed (109.8).
In their last game, the Bulls went home victorious with a score of 111-108 when they played the Raptors. The Bulls pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 28 for the contest. They also gave up possession 12 times, while recording 11 steals for the game. The Raptors had 19 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bulls to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to convert 21 of those for a percentage of 95.5%. When discussing 3-point shots, Chicago converted 12 out of 27 attempts (44.4%). In all, the Bulls shot 39 out of 81 from the floor which had them shooting 48.1%. The Bulls allowed the Raptors to make 40 of their 83 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.2% in this contest. They finished 40.0% from 3-point land by going 12 of 30 and ended up going 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Chicago allowed Toronto to snag 34 in total (14 on the offensive side).
DeMar DeRozan ended up being a major contributor for the Bulls in this game. He made 7 of 19 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 36.8%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. DeRozan accumulated 26 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and had 6 assists in this game.
Chicago has a mark of 4-0 this year. The Bulls commit 16.5 personal fouls every game and they go 86.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.5 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. Chicago has accounted for 430 pts this season (107.5 per game) and they collect 41.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulls are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. The Bulls on defense are ranked 3rd in the league in points given up per game with 97.5. They allow 21.0 assists and 47.5 rebounds per game, which is 4th and 19th in basketball. The Chicago defense allows 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (38 of 115) and opponents are converting on 75.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 19.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the field (10th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+3)
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