Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 11/6/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Raptors welcome the Chicago Bulls at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday.
The Bulls faced the Celtics and went home with a loss by a final score of 123-119 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Bulls ended up walking away with 28 while the Celtics accumulated 23 personal fouls. They made 9 of 31 shots from distance. Boston ended up going 82.1% from the free throw line by converting 32 of their 39 shots. Furthermore, Boston snagged 39 rebounds (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Boston doled out 24 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. In relation to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 49.4% from the floor on 41 out of 83 shooting. They also dished out 21 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Bulls buried 22 of their 25 tries for a percentage of 88.0%. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 51.8% FG percentage (43 out of 83) and converted 11 out of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter.
DeMar DeRozan is one player who played a role for this contest. He had 46 points on 13 of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins played and snagged 3 boards. DeRozan ended up shooting 56.5% from the field and also earned 5 dimes.
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Chicago will enter this game with a mark of 5-5 for the season. They are averaging 112.2 points per game (21st in the NBA) while shooting 45.6% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 37.9% on shots from beyond the arc (110 of 290) and 85.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chicago is collecting 43.7 boards per game and has totaled 235 dimes this season, which has them ranked 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.1 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Bulls are forcing 17.4 turnovers every game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They rank 30th in the league in giving up assists with 274 conceded on the year. The Bulls defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.1% (398 of 845) and they relinquish 42.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 39.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 10th in basketball in PPG allowed (110.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Raptors went home defeated by a final of 111-110 against the Mavericks. The Raptors snagged 26 defensive boards and 18 offensive boards totaling 44 for the contest. They also coughed it up 19 times, while earning 10 steals for this contest. The Mavericks had 21 personal fouls in this contest which got the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.0%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Toronto knocked down 11 out of 34 tries (32.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Raptors went 39 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.3%. The Raptors allowed the Mavericks to knock down 39 out of 77 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 50.6% in the matchup. They went 35.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 of 34 and ended up going 21 of 25 at the charity stripe (84.0%). In relation to rebounding, Toronto permitted Dallas to snag 31 overall (6 on the offensive side).
OG Anunoby pitched in for the Raptors for this contest. Anunoby recorded 27 points in his 38 minutes on the court and earned 1 assist for this contest. He knocked down 11 of 21 for the game for a rate of 52.4%, and added 7 rebounds.
Toronto has a mark of 5-4 for the campaign. The Raptors are committing 20.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 77.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.2 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. Toronto has scored 1,021 points this year (113.4 per game) and they grab 43.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Raptors are shooting 46.2% from the field, which has them ranked 18th in the league.
The Raptors defensively are ranked 4th in the NBA in points given up per game with 106.3. They are able to force 16.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (17th in the NBA). The Toronto defense surrenders 36.2% on 3-point shots (111 of 307) and their opponents are converting on 82.0% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.8 assists and 40.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 19th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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