Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 10/28/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-6)
AT&T Center is the site where the San Antonio Spurs will try to defeat the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Chicago is 6-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 224.
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Pacers and notched a win by a score of 124-109 in their last game. Chicago walked away from the game with a 49.4% field goal percentage (43 out of 87) and converted 16 of 30 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls knocked down 22 of 24 shots for a rate of 91.7%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 34 assists for this contest while creating 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In regard to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 43.0% from the field on 37 of 86 shooting. Indiana recorded 31 assists and had 5 steals in the game. Additionally, Indiana grabbed 38 rebounds (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Indiana finished 79.2% when shooting free throws by burying 19 of their 24 tries. They also converted 16 of 40 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bulls ended up with 25 while the Pacers totaled 18 personal fouls.
Zach LaVine is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. LaVine ended up shooting 46.2% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. He played 35 mins and collected 6 boards. He finished with 28 points on 6 of 13 shooting.
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Chicago steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 3-2 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Chicago is snagging 44.6 boards per game and has accounted for 124 dimes so far this season, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are hitting 37.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (53 of 143) and 84.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.2 points per game (18th in the league) while connecting on 44.9% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.0 fouls. They are giving up 42.6% on three-point shots while they are 9th in basketball in points per game allowed (109.8). The Bulls are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.4% (200 of 431) and they relinquish 43.2 boards per contest as a team. They are 24th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 136 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Spurs took a loss by a final score of 134-122 when they played the Timberwolves. When discussing how they rebounded, San Antonio permitted Minnesota to collect 30 in total (0 on the offensive glass). They went 58.8% from beyond the arc by going 20 out of 34 and ended up shooting 10 out of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). The Spurs permitted the Timberwolves to bury 52 of their 80 attempts from the floor which had them at 65.0% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Spurs finished shooting 43 out of 95 from the field which had them shooting 45.3%. Concerning shooting from distance, San Antonio knocked down 16 of 36 tries (44.4%). They were able to knock down 20 of those for a percentage of 90.9%. The Timberwolves were called for 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They gave up possession 16 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Spurs recorded 27 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this matchup.
Josh Richardson was important for the Spurs in this contest. He knocked down 4 of 8 in this game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and earned 3 rebounds. Richardson had 11 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and totaled 10 assists in the matchup.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 3-2 on the season. The Spurs commit 20.0 fouls per contest and they hit 74.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 30.8 times per game (1st in basketball) and they turn it over 15.0 times per contest. San Antonio has accounted for 590 pts so far this season (118.0 per game) and they snag 43.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spurs are shooting 46.5% from the field, which is 17th in the NBA.
The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the league in PPG given up with 121.6. They are forcing 15.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 50.4% from the field (30th in the league). The San Antonio defense allows 38.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (62 of 160) and opponents are converting on 83.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 29.0 dimes and 42.6 total rebounds per game, ranking them 28th and 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-6)
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