Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks Prediction, 12/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Chicago Bulls are headed to Madison Square Garden on Friday where they will attempt to beat the New York Knicks.
The Bulls faced the Hawks and earned the victory with a final of 110-108 in their last contest. Chicago finished having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (43 out of 86) and knocked down 7 of their 24 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bulls made 17 of their 22 tries for a rate of 77.3%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 47 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 20 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 42.9% from the floor on 39 out of 91 shooting. Atlanta totaled 22 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Moreover, Atlanta pulled down 47 rebounds (9 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Atlanta finished the game at 100.0% from the free throw line by converting 16 of 16 attempts. They made 14 of 37 attempts from three-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Bulls walked away with 15 and the Hawks finished the game with 15 personal fouls.
DeMar DeRozan is a player who was a factor in the matchup. DeRozan finished the game at 52.2% from the field and recorded 5 dimes. He saw the court for 38 mins and pulled down 6 rebounds. He totaled 28 points on 12 out of 23 shooting.
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Chicago comes into this one with a record of 13-18 on the year. They turn the ball over 14.6 times per game and as a group they commit 19.7 fouls every game. As a team, Chicago is snagging 42.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 775 dimes so far this year, which ranks 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are shooting 36.5% from downtown (326 of 894) and 82.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 113.1 points per game (16th in the NBA) while shooting 48.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are ranked 25th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 828 relinquished for the season. The Bulls defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.8% (1,289 of 2,696) and they relinquish 43.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 37.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 18th in basketball in points per game allowed (114.5).
The last time they took the court, the Knicks took a loss by a score of 113-106 when they faced the Raptors. The Knicks pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this matchup. They also turned it over 16 times, while getting 2 steals in the matchup. The Raptors had 16 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to bury 11 of those for a clip of 61.1%. With respect to shooting from distance, New York buried 11 out of 26 attempts (42.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Knicks shot 42 for 76 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.3%. The Knicks permitted the Raptors to convert 42 out of 94 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.7% in this contest. They finished shooting 26.5% from distance by shooting 9 out of 34 and finished the game at 20 of 22 from the free throw line (90.9%). In the matter of rebounds, New York permitted Toronto to collect 38 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
RJ Barrett ended up being a factor for the Knicks in the game. He knocked down 11 out of 19 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.9%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Barrett earned 30 points in his 46 mins on the hardwood and earned 5 assists in this game.
New York has a win-loss record of 18-14 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 24th in the NBA. New York has totaled 3,662 pts so far this season (114.4 per contest) and they average 47.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.2 times per game (24th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. The Knicks are committing 21.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 79.4% from the charity stripe.
The Knicks on defense are ranked 11th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.7. They are able to force 14.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (3rd in the league). The New York defense concedes 33.7% on shots from distance (408 of 1,210) and their opponents are connecting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 25.1 dimes and 44.3 rebounds per game, which is 16th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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