Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/26/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Chicago Bulls (38-21) will go up against the Memphis Grizzlies (41-19) at United Center on Saturday.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Trail Blazers and went home with a loss by a final score of 123-119 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Grizzlies ended up with 26 and the Trail Blazers recorded 12 personal fouls. They converted 13 of their 32 tries from 3-point land. Portland finished the game at 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 24 of 32 tries. On top of that, Portland pulled down 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Portland earned 43 assists and had 23 steals in the matchup. In terms of defense, Memphis allowed 50.6% from the field on 43 out of 85 shooting. They also distributed 20 assists in the game as well as forcing 5 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they collected 39 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 34 of their 42 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. Memphis finished the contest with a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and buried 11 of 30 3-pointers.
Ja Morant is one player who was a major contributor in this game. Morant ended up shooting 55.0% from the field and also totaled 11 dimes. He played for 38 minutes played and totaled 5 boards. He left the arena with 44 points on 11 out of 20 shooting.
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Memphis heads into this game with a win-loss record of 41-19 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Memphis is pulling in 48.9 boards per game and has racked up 1,520 assists on the year, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Grizzlies are connecting on 34.1% on three-point attempts (666 of 1,953) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 113.8 points per outing (2nd in the NBA) while shooting 45.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 35.2% from 3-point land and they are 14th in the NBA in opponents PPG (109.0). The Grizzlies are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.2% (2,393 of 5,289) and they relinquish 42.9 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 26th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,509 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bulls got the victory with a final of 125-118 against the Kings. The Bulls were able to corral 34 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 47 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. The Kings committed 13 fouls in the game which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 95.0%. With regard to shooting from distance, Chicago made 12 of 29 attempts (41.4%). In all, the Bulls went 47 for 94 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Bulls permitted the Kings to convert 43 of 84 attempts from the floor which had them at 51.2% for the game. They went 40.0% from three-point range via 12 of 30 and ended up going 20 of 22 at the free throw line (90.9%). In relation to rebounds, Chicago allowed Sacramento to get 29 in all (7 offensive).
DeMar DeRozan ended up being important for the Bulls for the game. DeRozan recorded 38 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 assists for this contest. He converted 16 out of 27 in this contest giving him a rate of 59.3%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 38-21 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulls are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which is ranked 1st in the league. Chicago has scored 6,645 points this year (112.6 per game) and they collect 43.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.5 times per game (13th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per contest. The Bulls are committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest while shooting 81.7% from the charity stripe.
The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 18th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 110.4. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (25th in basketball). The Chicago defense concedes 36.3% on three-point shots (690 of 1,899) and opponents are connecting on 79.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 25.0 dimes and 43.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 20th and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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