Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 10/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the location where the Washington Wizards will play the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
The Bulls played the Heat and walked away with a win by a score of 116-108 in their last contest. Chicago ended having earned a 44.1% field goal percentage (41 out of 93) and buried 13 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 21 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. With respect to pulling down boards, they compiled 46 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 23 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When talking about the defense, Chicago allowed 46.3% from the field on 37 out of 80 shooting. Miami earned 21 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Miami snagged 46 boards (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Miami ended up going 78.6% from the free throw line by making 22 of their 28 tries. They knocked down 12 of their 28 tries from long range. When talking about personal fouls, the Bulls walked away with 26 and the Heat finished the game with 24 personal fouls.
DeMar DeRozan is a guy who was a major factor in the matchup. DeRozan finished the game shooting 63.6% from the floor and recorded 9 assists. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and also snagged 6 rebounds. He was able to score 37 points on 14 out of 22 shooting.
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Chicago enters this matchup after finishing with a record of 46-36 last year. They averaged 111.6 pts per game (13th in the NBA) while shooting 48.0% from the floor. The Bulls hit on 36.9% on shots from downtown (872 of 2,364) and 81.3% from the free throw line. As a squad, Chicago grabbed 42.3 rebounds per contest and accumulated 1,958 dimes last season, which was 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turned it over 12.8 times per contest and as a squad committed 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Bulls forced their opponents into 13.1 turnovers every game and they drew 18.2 personal fouls. They surrendered 36.6% on three-point shots and they were 17th in the league in points per game from their opponents (112.0). The Bulls defense allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (3,397 of 7,170) and they conceded 43.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They were ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 2,049 surrendered throughout last season.
In their last game, the Wizards got the victory with a final of 114-107 when they played the Pacers. In regard to team rebounding, Washington allowed Indiana to snag 42 overall (12 offensive). They finished 35.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 15 of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 21 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Wizards permitted the Pacers to convert 39 of their 97 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 40.2% in this contest. In all, the Wizards ended up going 42 for 91 from the field which had them shooting 46.2%. When talking about 3-point shots, Washington made 11 of their 31 attempts (35.5%). They were able to convert 19 of them for a percentage of 79.2%. The Pacers committed 20 fouls for the game which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Wizards were able to snag 39 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for this game.
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards in this matchup. He made 9 of 17 for this contest giving him a rate of 52.9%, and had 5 rebounds. Beal had 23 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 6 dimes in this game.
Washington had a mark of 35-47 last year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wizards shot 47.2% from the field, which was ranked 5th in the NBA. Washington scored 8,907 pts last season (108.6 per game) and they grabbed 43.1 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists was at 25.0 times per game (12th in the NBA) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per contest. The Wizards were responsible for committing 18.8 fouls per game and they connected on 78.3% from the free throw line.
The Washington defense surrendered 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc (941 of 2,607) and their opponents made 80.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They gave up 23.7 dimes and 44.2 total boards per game, which was ranked 8th and 18th in basketball. The Wizards defensively were ranked 16th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 112.0. They were able to force 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (18th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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