Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 3/18/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: NBA TV
The Phoenix Suns (56-14) host the Chicago Bulls (41-28) at Footprint Center on Friday.
The Bulls faced the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 125-110 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Bulls ended up with 22 while the Jazz finished the game with 16 personal fouls. They also knocked down 19 of 39 attempts from distance. Utah went 75.9% from the free throw line by converting 22 of their 29 tries. In addition, Utah snagged 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Utah doled out 47 dimes and had 20 steals in this matchup. When discussing the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 50.6% from the field on 42 of 83 shooting. They also dished out 28 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled 37 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Bulls buried 12 of 17 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. Chicago finished the game having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (43 of 91) and made 12 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land.
Zach LaVine is one player who played a role for the contest. LaVine finished 55.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. He ended up with 33 points on 11 of 20 shooting.
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Chicago enters this one with a mark of 41-28 on the season. They currently have an average of 112.1 points per contest (9th in the NBA) while hitting 48.2% from the field. The Bulls are shooting 37.3% on 3-point shots (752 of 2,016) and 81.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chicago is snagging 42.8 rebounds per game and has earned 1,666 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.8 fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.9 fouls. They rank 15th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,711 surrendered this year. The Bulls defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.8% (2,833 of 6,056) and they relinquish 43.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 36.4% on shots from distance while they are 17th in the league in points per game from their opponents (110.9).
When they last played, the Suns took home the win by a final score of 129-112 when they played the Rockets. In the matter of rebounding, Phoenix allowed Houston to pull down 24 overall (9 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 41.0% from distance by going 16 of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 19 at the charity stripe (63.2%). The Suns allowed the Rockets to convert 42 of their 85 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Suns walked away from this one shooting 53 out of 95 from the field which had them shooting 55.8%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Phoenix made 13 out of their 33 tries (39.4%). They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.9%. The Rockets earned 11 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Suns were able to snag 36 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 49 for the contest.
Devin Booker ended up having an impact for the Suns in this matchup. Booker earned 36 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists in this matchup. He knocked down 15 of 24 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 4 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 56-14 so far this season. As an offense, the Suns are hitting on 48.5% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. Phoenix has earned 8,014 pts this season (114.5 per game) and they pull in 45.5 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 27.4 times per contest (3rd in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.8 times per contest. The Suns are responsible for committing 19.4 personal fouls per game and they go 79.8% from the free throw line.
The Phoenix defense allows 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (809 of 2,403) and their opponents are making 75.6% of their foul shots. They have allowed 22.5 dimes and 44.4 boards per contest, which is ranked 2nd and 16th in the league. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 106.3. They are able to force 14.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.2% from the field (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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