Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 12/10/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Bulls will compete against the Dallas Mavericks at United Center on Saturday.
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Nuggets and took home the win by a score of 116-115 in their last contest. Dallas ended having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (36 of 72) and buried 17 out of their 36 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks made 27 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 87.1%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and having 10 steals. In reference to defending, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 51.3% from the field on 40 of 78 shooting. Denver doled out 30 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Denver snagged 36 rebounds (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Denver finished the game at 78.6% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of 28 tries. They made 13 out of their 32 attempts from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Mavericks walked away with 32 while the Nuggets accumulated 28 fouls.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is someone who was a major factor in the game. He ended up finishing with 29 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and grabbed 3 rebounds. Hardaway Jr. finished the contest at 58.3% from the field and earned 2 dimes.
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Dallas will play this contest with a win-loss record of 13-11 this season. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 21.4 fouls per game. As a unit, Dallas is grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 526 dimes this year, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are connecting on 36.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (351 of 971) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They average 111.7 pts per game (16th in the league) while shooting 47.2% from the floor.
On defense, the Mavericks are forcing 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.9 personal fouls. They rank 3rd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 569 surrendered this season. The Mavericks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.9% (951 of 1,985) and they concede 42.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 4th in basketball in opponents PPG (108.7).
The last time they took the court, the Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 115-111 when they faced the Wizards. The Bulls earned 35 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 41 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while getting 11 steals in this contest. The Wizards committed 16 fouls in this matchup which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 88.2%. In the matter of three-point shots, Chicago converted 10 out of their 23 tries (43.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bulls ended up going 45 for 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Bulls allowed the Wizards to bury 41 of their 84 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.8% in this game. They finished 29.0% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 31 and finished the contest at 20 out of 29 from the free throw line (69.0%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Chicago allowed Washington to collect 38 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Vucevic ended up being a major contributor for the Bulls in this game. He made 10 out of 16 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and had 11 rebounds. Vucevic racked up 25 points in his 36 mins on the court and totaled 3 assists for the matchup.
Chicago has a win-loss mark of 10-14 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulls are hitting on 47.1% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Chicago has totaled 2,680 points on the campaign (111.7 per contest) and they pull down 42.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per game (16th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.8 times per contest. The Bulls are responsible for committing 20.2 personal fouls per game while shooting 82.6% from the free throw line.
The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 15th in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.8. They have forced 16.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.7% from the field (22nd in basketball). The Chicago defense allows 37.3% on three-point shots (308 of 826) and their opponents are knocking down 78.6% of their free throw shots. They have given up 26.9 dimes and 43.3 rebounds per game, which is ranked 29th and 13th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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