Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 3/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T SportsNet
The Utah Jazz (42-26) will play the Chicago Bulls (41-27) at Vivint Arena on Wednesday.
The Bulls took the court against the Cavaliers and notched a win by a score of 101-91 in their last contest. Chicago walked away from the game having earned a 44.3% FG percentage (39 out of 88) and made 9 of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Bulls knocked down 14 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 93.3%. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled 46 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and having 12 steals. In relation to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to go 41.9% from the field on 36 out of 86 shooting. Cleveland distributed 40 assists and had 19 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Cleveland pulled down 35 boards (5 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Cleveland shot 82.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 17 attempts. They also converted 5 out of their 24 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Bulls left the arena with 18 while the Cavaliers finished the game with 14 fouls.
Ayo Dosunmu is one guy who played a role for the game. He was able to score 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Dosunmu ended up going 70.0% from the field and dished out 3 assists.
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Chicago enters this contest with a record of 41-27 on the season. They cough up possession 13.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.8 fouls per game. As a team, Chicago is pulling in 42.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,638 assists so far this year, which ranks 18th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are connecting on 37.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (740 of 1,982) and 81.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.1 points per contest (9th in the league) while going 48.2% from the field.
On defense, the Bulls are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game and they draw 17.9 fouls. They concede 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 16th in the league in points per game allowed (110.7). The Bulls defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.7% (2,791 of 5,973) and they relinquish 43.1 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 15th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,691 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Jazz got the victory with a final of 134-125 when they played the Kings. In the matter of team rebounding, Utah permitted Sacramento to grab 25 in total (8 offensive). They went 39.4% from three-point range by hitting 13 out of 33 and finished the contest at 18 out of 21 at the charity stripe (85.7%). The Jazz allowed the Kings to knock down 47 of 94 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% in the game. In all, the Jazz finished shooting 48 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.8%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Utah buried 16 of their 41 tries (39.0%). They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 71.0%. The Kings earned 7 personal fouls for the game which took the Jazz to the free throw line for 31 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 4 steals in this game. The Jazz were able to corral 34 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the game.
Jordan Clarkson pitched in for the Jazz in this matchup. Clarkson totaled 45 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and totaled 2 assists in this game. He converted 15 of 21 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 71.4%, but finished without a board.
Utah has a win-loss record of 42-26 for the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Jazz are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which is 4th in the NBA. Utah has 7,740 points on the year (113.8 per game) and they pull in 46.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest. The Jazz are committing 19.1 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.6% from the free throw line.
The Utah defense surrenders 34.2% from downtown (809 of 2,364) and their opponents are connecting on 75.3% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 23.0 assists and 41.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 4th and 2nd in the NBA. The Jazz on the defensive side of the court are 10th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.6. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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