Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 10/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-4.5)
The Chicago Bulls (4-1) will take on the Utah Jazz (4-0) at United Center on Saturday. Chicago opens as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under is 216.5.
The Jazz faced the Rockets and walked away with a win by a score of 122-91 in their last contest. Utah ended having earned a 48.2% FG percentage (41 out of 85) and made 16 of 46 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz knocked down 24 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. With regard to getting rebounds, they collected 58 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 dimes in the game while forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about the defense, Utah allowed 32.6% from the floor on 31 out of 95 shooting. Houston doled out 41 dimes and had 15 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Houston grabbed 28 rebounds (13 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Houston finished 87.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 23 attempts. They also converted 9 of their 44 tries from downtown.
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Rudy Gobert is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He finished with 16 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and also collected 14 rebounds. Gobert finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
Utah comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 4-0 for the season. The Jazz are hitting 33.3% on shots from distance (58 of 174) and 81.4% from the charity stripe. They average 115.3 points per contest (4th in the NBA) while shooting 46.2% from the floor. They are giving up possession 15.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.3 fouls per game. As a team, Utah is collecting 50.8 boards per game and has tallied 78 dimes this year, which has them ranked 30th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Jazz are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 23.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 2nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (97.0). The Jazz defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (146 of 368) and they concede 44.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 1st in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 73 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 104-103 when they played the Knicks. The Bulls snagged 32 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the game. They turned the ball over 7 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Knicks were called for 13 personal fouls for this game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of those for a clip of 90.9%. Regarding three-point shots, Chicago knocked down 11 of their 32 attempts (34.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulls ended up going 36 out of 84 from the field which had them shooting 42.9%. The Bulls allowed the Knicks to make 39 out of 85 tries from the field which had them shooting 45.9% in this contest. They shot 37.9% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 of 29 and finished the game at 15 out of 20 from the charity stripe (75.0%). When discussing attacking the glass, Chicago permitted New York to get 38 in total (11 offensive).
Nikola Vucevic was important for the Bulls in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Vucevic totaled 22 points in his 36 mins on the court and had 6 dimes in the game.
Chicago has a record of 4-1 so far this season. The Bulls commit 16.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 87.4% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.6 times per contest (10th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. Chicago has earned 533 points for the season (106.6 per contest) and they pull in 40.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulls are shooting 45.8% from the field, which ranks 13th in the league. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 98.8. They are forcing their opponents into 18.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (9th in the NBA). The Chicago defense allows 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (49 of 144) and their opposition knocks down 75.0% of their free throw shots. They allow 20.0 assists and 47.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 5th and 22nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+4.5)
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