Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 5/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Philadelphia 76ers (41-21) are headed to United Center on Monday where they'll meet the Chicago Bulls (26-36).
The Philadelphia 76ers faced the Atlanta Hawks and took home the win by a score of 127-83 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended the contest having earned a 53.9% field goal percentage (48 out of 89) and made 16 of their 36 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 15 of 22 attempts for a rate of 68.2%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 46 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 29 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In the matter of the defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the field on 27 out of 81 shooting. Atlanta recorded 17 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Atlanta collected 47 rebounds (17 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 10 rejections. Atlanta finished the game shooting 79.3% at the charity stripe by making 23 of 29 shots. They converted 6 out of their 19 shots from distance.
Seth Curry is someone who was a contributor in this game. He was able to score 20 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 25:38 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Curry went 66.7% from the floor and earned 1 assist. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 25:40 min played. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field in this matchup by hitting 6-of-12 (17 points). Overall, Harris had 6 assists.
Philadelphia steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 41-21 this year. They are turning it over 14.8 times per game and as a group are committing 20.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 45.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,445 dimes on the season, which is 25th in the league in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 37.1% on three-point attempts (690 of 1,858) and 76.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.5 pts per game (13th in the league) while going 47.6% from the floor. When they are on defense, the 76ers have forced 15.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 4th in the league in allowing assists with 1,456 relinquished for the campaign. The 76ers are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.4% (969 of 1,314) and they surrender 42.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 7th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (108.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Chicago Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-94 when they played the New York Knicks. The Bulls snagged 36 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. The Knicks were called for 16 fouls in the matchup which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for 10 shots. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 60.0%. In the matter of shots from distance, Chicago buried 10 out of 29 tries (34.5%). Overall, the Bulls shot 39 for 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Bulls permitted the Knicks to convert 42 of their 91 attempts from the field which had them shooting 46.2% for this game. They finished shooting 44.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 of 27 and ended up going 17 of 19 from the free throw line (89.5%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Chicago permitted New York to snag 41 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Vucevic was important for the Bulls for the matchup. He converted 10 out of 22 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and totaled 18 rebounds. Vucevic racked up 26 points in his 37:07 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 3 dimes for the game. Another guy who came through for Chicago was Coby White. He finished this one with 9 assists in 35:05 mins on the court, and he knocked down 5 of 13 from the floor. White ended up shooting 38.5% from the field while also earning 12 points and 2 boards.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 26-36 so far this year. Chicago has 6,901 pts so far this year (111.3 per contest) and they pull in 44.6 rebounds per game. The Bulls commit 19.0 fouls per contest and they hit 80.0% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Bulls are shooting 48.0% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.0 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.5 times per game. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 18th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.6. They have surrendered 24.3 assists and 41.8 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 11th and 4th in the NBA. The Chicago defense allows 35.4% on 3-point shots (707 of 1,998) and opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (25th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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