Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/29/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Chicago Bulls (43-31) are on their way to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the Washington Wizards (32-42).
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Cavaliers and walked away with a win by a score of 98-94 in their last contest. Chicago ended the game with a 48.0% FG percentage (36 of 75) and made 5 of their 21 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls made 21 of 25 tries for a percentage of 84.0%. With regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 37 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 23 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and having 6 steals. When it comes to the defense, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 41.5% from the field on 34 out of 82 shooting. Cleveland doled out 46 assists and had 17 steals for the contest. Additionally, Cleveland grabbed 31 rebounds (15 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 1 block. Cleveland finished the contest at 70.4% at the charity stripe by converting 19 of 27 attempts. They also made 7 of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bulls walked away with 21 and the Cavaliers racked up 13 personal fouls.
Zach LaVine is a player who was a factor for the contest. LaVine finished the contest at 47.1% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. He was on the court for 39 minutes played and pulled down 1 board. He recorded 25 points on 8 of 17 shooting.
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Chicago comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 43-31 for the season. They average 111.6 points per contest (12th in the league) while connecting on 48.1% from the field. The Bulls are shooting 37.1% on 3-point shots (802 of 2,159) and 81.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Chicago is collecting 42.4 boards per contest and has earned 1,783 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,826 conceded this year. The Bulls are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.0% (3,045 of 6,478) and they concede 43.5 boards per contest as a team. They are surrendering 36.2% on three-point shots while they are 16th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 123-115 against the Warriors. Regarding how they rebounded, Washington permitted Golden State to pull down 33 overall (13 on the offensive glass). They went 24.2% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 out of 33 and ended up going 31 out of 39 at the charity stripe (79.5%). The Wizards allowed the Warriors to convert 38 out of 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.7% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards finished shooting 44 for 84 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.4%. In terms of shots from distance, Washington knocked down 16 out of 28 tries (57.1%). They were able to convert 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 86.4%. The Warriors had 10 personal fouls for the game which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Wizards were able to collect 37 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 42 for the contest.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ended up having an impact for the Wizards for this contest. He converted 8 of 8 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Caldwell-Pope tallied 22 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 assists in the matchup.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 32-42 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Washington has accounted for 8,014 points for the year (108.3 per contest) and they collect 43.2 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 24.7 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per contest. The Wizards are committing 19.0 fouls per game while shooting 78.6% from the free throw line.
The Wizards are ranked 18th in the league in PPG given up with 111.5. They are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (17th in basketball). The Washington defense allows 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (826 of 2,321) and their opposition makes 80.7% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 23.3 dimes and 44.7 boards per game, which is 7th and 20th in the league.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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