Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 11/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-6)
The Boston Celtics are on their way to United Center on Monday where they will try to defeat the Chicago Bulls. Chicago opens this matchup as 6-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 226.
The Celtics faced off with the Pelicans and walked away with a win by a score of 117-109 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Celtics finished with 13 while the Pelicans totaled 18 fouls. They also knocked down 13 of their 35 tries from beyond the arc. New Orleans walked away from this one shooting 76.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 13 attempts. In addition, New Orleans totaled 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 3 blocks. New Orleans recorded 24 dimes and had 13 steals for this game. Concerning defense, Boston allowed 49.4% from the floor on 43 of 87 shooting. They also recorded 28 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 46 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Celtics knocked down 15 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 88.2%. Boston ended the game with a 48.2% field goal percentage (41 out of 85) and buried 20 out of their 46 shots from beyond the arc.
Derrick White is a guy who was a major factor for this game. He accumulated 26 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. White went 75.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Boston comes into this game with a win-loss record of 13-3 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a team are committing 20.7 personal fouls per game. As a team, Boston is pulling in 42.8 boards per game and has accounted for 424 assists this year, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Celtics are connecting on 39.1% on shots from distance (259 of 663) and 84.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 120.2 points per contest (2nd in the NBA) while hitting 48.7% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Celtics are able to force 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.6 fouls. They are surrendering 35.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 15th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.0). The Celtics defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (672 of 1,459) and they concede 44.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 353 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 108-107 against the Magic. With respect to rebounding, Chicago allowed Orlando to get 41 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 42.9% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 28 and finished the game at 20 out of 22 at the free throw line (90.9%). The Bulls permitted the Magic to knock down 38 of their 77 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 41 for 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.1%. When discussing shots from distance, Chicago made 5 out of their 21 attempts (23.8%). They were able to bury 20 of them for a clip of 80.0%. The Magic earned 25 personal fouls for the game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Bulls were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 46 in this contest.
DeMar DeRozan ended up being important for the Bulls for the game. He made 16 of 30 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 4 rebounds. DeRozan recorded 41 points in his 44 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this game.
Chicago has a record of 6-10 on the campaign. The Bulls have committed 20.1 fouls every game and they shoot 83.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.4 times per game (16th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 15.3 times per contest. Chicago has accounted for 1,768 points for the campaign (110.5 per contest) and they snag 42.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulls are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 17th in the league.
The Chicago defense surrenders 38.6% on 3-point shots (194 of 503) and opponents are connecting on 80.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 27.1 dimes and 42.4 boards every game, which ranks them 28th and 9th in the league. The Bulls on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in points allowed per game with 111.6. They are forcing 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the field (25th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-6)
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