Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 2/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Raptors (26-23) are welcoming the Chicago Bulls (32-18) at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday.
The Bulls faced the Magic and earned the victory with a final of 126-115 in their last game. Chicago wrapped up the contest having earned a 51.1% field goal percentage (46 out of 90) and made 11 of 30 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls made 23 of their 29 shots for a percentage of 79.3%. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 49 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 49.5% from the floor on 46 out of 93 shooting. Orlando dished out 36 assists and had 33 steals for the game. Furthermore, Orlando grabbed 33 rebounds (3 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Orlando shot 81.8% when shooting free throws by making 9 of their 11 attempts. They also converted 14 out of their 39 tries from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Bulls walked away with 15 and the Magic accumulated 9 fouls.
DeMar DeRozan is a guy who had an impact in this matchup. He ended up scoring 29 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and pulled down 10 boards. DeRozan finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes.
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Chicago comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 32-18 for the season. They turn it over 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.8 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 42.9 boards per game and has earned 1,216 assists for the season, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are hitting 37.6% on shots from distance (568 of 1,511) and 81.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.3 pts per game (10th in the league) while shooting 47.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.8 fouls. They rank 14th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,229 surrendered on the season. The Bulls defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (2,023 of 4,354) and they concede 43.7 boards per contest as a team. They are giving up 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 16th in the league in points per game allowed (109.3).
When they last played, the Raptors got the win with a final of 110-106 when they played the Heat. In reference to attacking the glass, Toronto allowed Miami to pull down 28 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 26.7% from distance via 8 of 30 and ended up going 22 of 25 at the charity stripe (88.0%). The Raptors permitted the Heat to make 38 of 78 attempts from the floor which had them at 48.7% in this contest. In all, the Raptors finished 39 for 81 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. With regard to 3-point shots, Toronto made 12 out of their 26 tries (46.2%). They were able to bury 20 of the free throws for a rate of 69.0%. The Heat committed 16 fouls in this matchup which got the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 29 tries. They coughed it up 15 times, while recording 9 steals for the game. The Raptors corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 43 in the matchup.
Gary Trent Jr. was important for the Raptors for this game. Trent recorded 33 points in his 41 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in this game. He made 11 out of 20 for this contest giving him a rate of 55.0%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 26-23 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Raptors are shooting 43.8% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in the league. Toronto has tallied 5,268 pts on the campaign (107.5 per game) and they snag 44.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 21.9 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. The Raptors commit 19.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 75.2% from the charity stripe.
The Raptors are ranked 9th in the league in PPG given up with 106.5. They are forcing 16.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (19th in the league). The Toronto defense gives up 35.7% on 3-pointers (606 of 1,697) and their opposition makes 79.7% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.4 assists and 44.3 total rebounds per game, which is 17th and 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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