Sacramento Kings vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports California
United Center is where the Chicago Bulls (37-21) will attempt to beat the Sacramento Kings (22-37) on Wednesday.
The Kings played the Nets and went home with a loss by a final score of 109-85 in their last game. Sacramento walked away from the contest having earned a 34.4% FG percentage (31 out of 90) and made 9 out of their 35 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Kings buried 14 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected 43 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Regarding defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 51.2% from the floor on 43 of 84 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 49 dimes and had 25 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Brooklyn grabbed 43 rebounds (6 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 93.3% at the free throw line by converting 14 of their 15 tries. They also converted 9 out of their 26 shots from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the Kings ended up with 17 and the Nets totaled 16 personal fouls.
De'Aaron Fox is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He accumulated 26 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Fox shot 50.0% from the field and also earned 3 assists.
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Sacramento comes into this matchup with a mark of 22-37 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per game and as a team are committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Sacramento is pulling down 43.8 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,376 dimes for the campaign, which is 16th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Kings are connecting on 34.4% on three-point attempts (686 of 1,994) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. They average 109.7 pts per game (14th in the league) while connecting on 45.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Kings are forcing 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 19.2 fouls. They give up 36.1% on 3-pointers while they are 29th in the league in PPG allowed (114.7). The Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.5% (2,550 of 5,371) and they surrender 45.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 26th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,467 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 120-109 against the Spurs. With respect to rebounds, Chicago permitted San Antonio to pull down 29 in total (4 on the offensive glass). They finished 30.0% from downtown by shooting 6 out of 20 and finished the contest at 15 out of 21 at the charity stripe (71.4%). The Bulls permitted the Spurs to convert 44 of 92 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.8% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulls finished 46 out of 88 from the field which had them shooting 52.3%. When discussing shots from distance, Chicago buried 10 out of 24 tries (41.7%). They were able to convert 18 of those for a rate of 85.7%. The Spurs were called for 7 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 3 steals for this game. The Bulls earned 43 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 53 for the contest.
DeMar DeRozan pitched in for the Bulls in the game. DeRozan had 40 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and accumulated 7 dimes for the contest. He converted 16 of 24 for this contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and added 3 rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss mark of 37-21 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Bulls are connecting on 48.3% from the field, which ranks 1st in basketball. Chicago has scored 6,520 points so far this year (112.4 per game) and they snag 43.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per contest (12th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game. The Bulls have committed 18.7 fouls per contest and they go 81.4% from the charity stripe.
The Chicago defense allows 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (678 of 1,869) and opponents are converting on 79.5% of their foul shots. They allow 25.0 assists and 43.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 20th and 8th in the league. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 18th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 110.2. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento
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