Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+7)
The Boston Celtics welcome the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden on Friday. Chicago opens this game as 7-point dogs. The total comes in at 226.
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Hornets and took home the win by a score of 106-88 in their last game. Chicago ended the game with a 43.2% FG percentage (38 of 88) and converted 14 of their 31 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bulls made 16 of 18 shots for a percentage of 88.9%. Concerning rebounding, they collected 51 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 28 dimes for this game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 39.1% from the floor on 36 out of 92 shooting. Charlotte dished out 22 assists and had 12 steals for the game. Furthermore, Charlotte pulled down 47 boards (13 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Charlotte shot 56.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 16 shots. They also converted 7 out of their 32 tries from distance. With respect to fouls, the Bulls left the arena with 18 while the Hornets totaled 14 fouls.
Javonte Green is a guy who played a role for the contest. He accumulated 17 points on 7 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 minutes played and pulled down 8 rebounds. Green walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
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Chicago comes into this game with a win-loss record of 5-4 for the season. They average 111.4 pts per contest (22nd in the league) while hitting 44.9% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 37.8% on 3-pointers (99 of 262) and 85.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chicago is snagging 44.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 214 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 8th in the NBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 17.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They concede 40.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 6th in the NBA in PPG allowed (108.8). The Bulls are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.9% (357 of 762) and they relinquish 42.7 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 30th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 250 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Celtics went home defeated by a final of 114-113 when they faced the Cavaliers. The Celtics collected 44 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 52 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Cavaliers earned 23 fouls for the matchup which took the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 96.3%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Boston buried 11 out of their 41 tries (26.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Celtics finished 38 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.9%. The Celtics allowed the Cavaliers to knock down 42 of 100 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 42.0% in this game. They finished 28.2% from 3-point land by going 11 of 39 and ended up shooting 19 out of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). When discussing how they rebounded, Boston permitted Cleveland to snag 51 in total (9 offensive).
Jayson Tatum ended up being important for the Celtics for this game. Tatum totaled 26 points in his 43 mins on the court and accounted for 6 dimes in the game. He converted 8 of 21 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.1%, and had 12 rebounds.
Boston has a mark of 4-3 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Celtics are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA. Boston has accumulated 813 points on the season (116.1 per game) and they collect 42.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.9 times per game (16th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.9 times per game. The Celtics have committed 22.6 fouls per contest and they go 87.0% from the charity stripe.
The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 18th in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.4. They are able to force 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (12th in basketball). The Boston defense gives up 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (80 of 221) and opponents are making 78.7% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 21.9 dimes and 45.6 rebounds per contest, ranking them 4th and 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+7)
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