Phoenix Suns vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBA TV
United Center is the site where the Chicago Bulls (33-19) will meet the Phoenix Suns (42-10) on Monday.
The Suns faced off with the Wizards and notched a win by a score of 95-80 in their last game. Phoenix walked away from the game having earned a 40.4% FG percentage (40 of 99) and converted 8 out of their 31 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Suns buried 7 of 14 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 64 with 20 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 assists in the matchup in addition to creating 4 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to the defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to shoot 35.3% from the field on 30 of 85 shooting. Washington totaled 42 assists and had 14 steals for this game. Additionally, Washington pulled down 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Washington ended up going 78.9% from the charity stripe by making 15 of 19 attempts. They buried 5 out of their 24 attempts from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Suns ended up walking away with 16 and the Wizards accumulated 9 personal fouls.
Deandre Ayton is someone who was important for the matchup. He had 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 24 mins played and also snagged 16 boards. Ayton finished the game at 57.1% from the field and totaled 2 dimes.
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Phoenix will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 42-10 so far this season. They average 112.7 pts per contest (3rd in basketball) on 47.8% from the field. The Suns are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (597 of 1,646) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Phoenix is grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,378 assists on the campaign, which ranks 7th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a group are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They give up 33.5% on 3-pointers and they are 6th in the NBA in opponents points per game (105.0). The Suns are allowing a FG percentage of 44.0% (2,025 of 4,606) and they relinquish 44.6 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 1st in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,157 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 122-115 against the Pacers. Regarding cleaning the glass, Chicago allowed Indiana to collect 27 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They went 44.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 12 out of 27 and finished the contest at 9 of 9 from the charity stripe (100.0%). The Bulls permitted the Pacers to convert 47 out of 95 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.5% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Bulls finished shooting 49 out of 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.4%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Chicago knocked down 6 of 26 attempts (23.1%). They were able to make 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 78.3%. The Pacers earned 12 personal fouls in the game which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Bulls were able to collect 33 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in this contest.
Nikola Vucevic was important for the Bulls in the game. He buried 16 of 21 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 76.2%, and had 17 rebounds. Vucevic had 36 points in his 37 mins of playing time and accumulated 4 dimes in the matchup.
Chicago has a mark of 33-19 so far this year. As an offense, the Bulls are connecting on 47.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. Chicago has totaled 5,807 points so far this season (111.7 per contest) and they collect 43.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.1 times per game. The Bulls commit 18.8 personal fouls every game and they go 81.2% from the charity stripe.
The Bulls on defense are ranked 18th in the league in points per game surrendered with 109.8. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (22nd in basketball). The Chicago defense concedes 36.5% on three-point shots (611 of 1,674) and opponents are knocking down 79.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 24.7 dimes and 43.8 rebounds per game, ranking them 20th and 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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