Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 3/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-8.5)
The Chicago Bulls (18-22) host the Utah Jazz (30-11) at United Center on Monday. Chicago opens this game as 8.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 231.
The Utah Jazz faced the Toronto Raptors and went home with a win by a final score of 115-112 in their last game. Utah walked away from the contest having earned a 45.9% FG percentage (34 out of 74) and knocked down 12 out of their 37 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz converted 35 of their 41 tries for a percentage of 85.4%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 21 assists for the contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 48.2% from the floor on 40 of 83 shooting. Toronto doled out 31 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. Additionally, Toronto had 31 rebounds (3 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Toronto finished 78.6% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 14 attempts. They buried 21 out of their 44 tries from beyond the arc.
Donovan Mitchell is one player who was a factor in the game. He finished with 31 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 34:42 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. Mitchell shot 40.0% from the floor and also recorded 6 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this game for the Jazz was Rudy Gobert. He pulled down 16 rebounds in his 35:10 min on the court. He ended up going 55.6% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-9 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Gobert had 1 assist.
Utah comes into this one with a mark of 30-11 for the season. They are averaging 116.7 points per contest (3rd in the league) while connecting on 46.7% from the floor. The Jazz are shooting 39.5% on shots from distance (693 of 1,754) and 78.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Utah is snagging 47.8 rebounds per contest and has tallied 970 assists on the season, which is 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. They give up 35.8% from beyond the arc and they rank 5th in the NBA in points per game allowed (108.9). The Jazz defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (481 of 816) and they concede 42.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 3rd in the league in allowing assists with 924 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Chicago Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 131-127 when they played the Denver Nuggets. The Bulls earned 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the game. They turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Nuggets committed 22 personal fouls in this game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a rate of 69.6%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Chicago knocked down 17 out of their 35 attempts (48.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulls went 47 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2%. The Bulls permitted the Nuggets to convert 48 of their 91 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 52.7% in this game. They finished 41.2% from 3-point land by shooting 14 out of 34 and finished the contest at 21 of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Chicago allowed Denver to snag 43 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Zach LaVine ended up having an impact for the Bulls in this contest. He made 10 out of 20 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 2 rebounds. LaVine scored 32 points in his 37:39 minutes on the court and accumulated 4 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Chicago was Thaddeus Young. He wrapped the game up with 6 assists in his 28:11 mins on the court, and he shot 5 of 7 from the floor. Young wrapped this one up going 71.4% from the floor while also collecting 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss mark of 18-22 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulls are shooting 48.2% from the field, which is 8th in the league. Chicago has totaled 4,572 points this season (114.3 per game) and they average 44.7 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.4 times per contest (8th in the league) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per game. The Bulls commit 20.0 fouls per game and they go 80.1% from the charity stripe. The Bulls defensively are ranked 24th in the league in PPG allowed with 114.5. They have given up 23.8 dimes and 42.7 rebounds per contest, which is 10th and 10th in basketball. The Chicago defense allows 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (454 of 1,309) and opponents are connecting on 77.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (23rd in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+8.5) and over 231 points
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