San Antonio Spurs vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+4)
United Center is the location where the Chicago Bulls (36-21) will compete against the San Antonio Spurs (22-35) on Monday. Chicago is 4-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 227.
The Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Pelicans and earned the victory with a final of 124-114 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Spurs walked away with 19 while the Pelicans finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They buried 11 out of their 32 tries from distance. New Orleans finished 85.0% from the charity stripe by making 17 of 20 attempts. Moreover, New Orleans collected 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. New Orleans earned 46 dimes and had 22 steals in this matchup. With respect to defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 49.4% from the field on 43 out of 87 shooting. They also doled out 26 assists for the game in addition to creating 4 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to hauling in boards, they compiled 34 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spurs buried 16 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. San Antonio ended with a 50.5% field goal percentage (47 out of 93) and made 14 out of their 37 3-pointers.
Dejounte Murray is one player who was important in this matchup. He scored 31 points on 13 out of 22 shooting. He played 35 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. Murray finished 59.1% from the floor and recorded 12 dimes.
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San Antonio heads into this contest with a mark of 22-35 on the season. They average 111.8 pts per game (9th in the league) on 46.6% from the field. The Spurs are hitting 35.6% on three-point shots (641 of 1,801) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, San Antonio is pulling in 45.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,596 assists on the season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.6 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.9 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Spurs have forced 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are 13th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,358 conceded so far this season. The Spurs defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.4% (2,417 of 5,205) and they surrender 46.8 boards per game as a unit. They surrender 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 23rd in basketball in PPG allowed (111.6).
In their last game, the Bulls got the victory with a final of 106-101 when they faced the Thunder. In the matter of rebounding, Chicago allowed Oklahoma City to snag 36 in all (7 offensive). They finished the game shooting 30.6% from distance via 11 of 36 and ended up shooting 22 of 30 at the charity stripe (73.3%). The Bulls permitted the Thunder to bury 34 out of 88 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 38.6% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Bulls finished 40 out of 89 from the floor which had them at 44.9%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Chicago knocked down 7 out of their 25 attempts (28.0%). They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 82.6%. The Thunder earned 8 fouls for the contest which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Bulls were able to snag 46 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 57 for the contest.
DeMar DeRozan pitched in for the Bulls in this contest. He converted 12 of 24 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. DeRozan totaled 38 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 assists in this game.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 36-21 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulls are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. Chicago has totaled 6,400 pts for the campaign (112.3 per game) and they pull down 43.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 24.5 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.0 times per contest. The Bulls have committed 18.6 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 81.4% from the charity stripe.
The Chicago defense concedes 36.3% from downtown (672 of 1,849) and opponents are connecting on 79.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 25.0 assists and 43.5 boards per game, which is ranked 21st and 9th in the league. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 18th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.3. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the field (23rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-4)
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