Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 11/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
The Chicago Bulls are en route to Paycom Center on Friday where they will compete against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Celtics and earned the victory with a final of 121-107 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Bulls ended up walking away with 19 while the Celtics finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They also converted 19 of their 50 shots from beyond the perimeter. Boston went 70.6% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 17 shots. In addition, Boston grabbed 38 boards (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 1 block. Boston doled out 28 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. With respect to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 43.7% from the floor on 38 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 26 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 51 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Bulls made 15 of their 20 tries for a rate of 75.0%. Chicago ended having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (46 of 89) and knocked down 14 out of their 29 shots from distance.
DeMar DeRozan is one guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accounted for 28 points on 11 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes played and also totaled 8 rebounds. DeRozan went 45.8% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes.
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Chicago will enter this matchup with a record of 7-10 this season. They have an average of 111.1 pts per game (18th in basketball) while hitting 47.1% from the field. The Bulls are shooting 36.1% on shots from downtown (175 of 485) and 83.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chicago is snagging 43.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 417 dimes this year, which ranks 19th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 15.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Bulls are forcing 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.6 fouls. They relinquish 38.5% on 3-point attempts and they rank 12th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (111.3). The Bulls are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.5% (687 of 1,446) and they concede 42.2 boards per game as a team. They rank 23rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 462 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Thunder went home defeated by a final of 129-119 when they played the Knicks. The Thunder earned 27 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Knicks had 28 personal fouls for the game which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for 32 attempts. They were able to make 25 of them for a rate of 78.1%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Oklahoma City knocked down 8 of their 24 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Thunder finished 43 for 88 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.9%. The Thunder allowed the Knicks to make 51 of 97 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.6% for this contest. They finished shooting 32.4% from 3-point land by going 11 of 34 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Oklahoma City allowed New York to snag 48 in total (14 offensive).
Luguentz Dort ended up being a major contributor for the Thunder in this contest. Dort had 24 points in his 32 mins on the court and had 3 assists in this matchup. He made 9 out of 14 in the matchup for a rate of 64.3%, and had 8 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a record of 7-10 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Thunder are hitting on 47.0% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in the NBA. Oklahoma City has totaled 1,978 points so far this season (116.4 per game) and they average 44.4 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 25.2 times per game (13th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per contest. The Thunder have committed 22.4 fouls every game and they connect on 76.4% from the free throw line.
The Thunder are ranked 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 117.5. They are forcing 16.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (19th in the league). The Oklahoma City defense concedes 35.8% on 3-point attempts (211 of 590) and their opponents are knocking down 78.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 24.2 dimes and 48.5 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 12th and 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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