Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Toronto Raptors (27-42) travel to United Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Chicago Bulls (29-40).
The Toronto Raptors faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-96 in their last contest. Toronto walked away from the contest with a 40.7% FG percentage (35 of 86) and made 10 out of their 37 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Raptors buried 16 of 19 tries for a rate of 84.2%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 21 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Pertaining to defending, Toronto allowed 50.0% from the field on 39 of 78 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 25 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Los Angeles grabbed 49 rebounds (9 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the free throw line by making 26 of 26 attempts. They also converted 11 out of their 32 shots from downtown.
Chris Boucher is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He left the arena with 16 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 37:27 mins played and collected 7 rebounds. Boucher finished shooting 33.3% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. Another guy that came through in the game for the Raptors was Khem Birch. He snagged 4 rebounds in his 30:51 minutes played. He walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the field in this contest by connecting on 5-of-7 (13 points). Overall, Birch totaled 3 assists.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a record of 27-42 on the campaign. They average 111.4 pts per game (19th in the league) while hitting 44.8% from the field. The Raptors are shooting 36.9% on 3-point shots (1,004 of 2,719) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toronto is snagging 41.6 boards per game and has accounted for 1,671 dimes for the year, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 21.5 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Raptors are forcing 16.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.6 fouls. The Raptors defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (1,119 of 1,353) and they relinquish 45.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 22nd in basketball in giving up assists with 1,780 surrendered so far this season. They give up 37.7% on three-point shots and they are 12th in the league in points per game allowed (111.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Chicago Bulls took a loss by a score of 115-107 against the Brooklyn Nets. The Bulls snagged 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for the contest. They also gave up possession 9 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Nets earned 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.6%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Chicago buried 18 out of their 44 tries (40.9%). When the game finished, the Bulls finished shooting 39 for 96 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.6%. The Bulls permitted the Nets to knock down 42 out of their 89 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2% for the game. They finished 36.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 12 out of 33 and ended up shooting 19 of 25 from the free throw line (76.0%). In relation to rebounding, Chicago permitted Brooklyn to get 51 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Zach LaVine was important for the Bulls for this game. He made 15 out of 27 in this matchup for a rate of 55.6%, and totaled 3 rebounds. LaVine had 41 points in his 36:32 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist for this contest. Another guy that played a role for Chicago was Coby White. He ended up with 4 dimes in 37:10 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 6 of 17 from the floor. White walked away from this one going 35.3% from the floor in addition to collecting 16 points and 3 boards.
Chicago has a win-loss mark of 29-40 for the campaign. The Bulls commit 19.0 fouls per contest and they hit 79.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per game (7th in the league) and they cough up possession 15.1 times per game. Chicago has scored 7,646 points for the campaign (110.8 per game) and they collect 44.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Bulls are connecting on 47.6% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in the league. The Bulls are ranked 14th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.8. The Chicago defense gives up 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (791 of 2,221) and opponents are converting on 77.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 24.2 dimes and 42.2 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 10th and 5th in the league. They have forced 12.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.4% from the floor (23rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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