Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 1/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus
United Center is the location where the Chicago Bulls (25-10) will take on the Washington Wizards (19-19) on Friday.
The Wizards took the court against the Rockets and went home with a loss by a final score of 114-111 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.0% field goal percentage (40 out of 91) and converted 10 of their 39 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Wizards made 21 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 80.8%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 41 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 18 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 2 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With regard to defending, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the field on 40 out of 85 shooting. Houston doled out 48 assists and had 15 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Houston collected 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Houston finished the contest at 78.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 25 of 32 attempts. They knocked down 9 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Wizards ended up finishing with 27 while the Rockets racked up 20 fouls.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. Caldwell-Pope finished the game at 62.5% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. He saw the court for 40 mins and grabbed 6 boards. He walked away with 26 points on 10 out of 16 shooting.
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Washington heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-19 for the season. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Washington is pulling down 44.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 905 dimes for the campaign, which is 15th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are hitting 32.5% on shots from 3-point land (386 of 1,188) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They average 107.1 points per game (22nd in the NBA) while hitting 46.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are conceding 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 20th in the NBA in opponents PPG (109.3). The Wizards defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.5% (1,527 of 3,356) and they concede 44.9 boards per contest as a unit. They are 10th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 860 relinquished this season.
The last time they took the court, the Bulls got the win with a final of 102-98 against the Magic. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Chicago permitted Orlando to collect 39 in all (5 on the offensive glass). They went 37.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). The Bulls allowed the Magic to knock down 36 of their 85 tries from the field which had them at 42.4% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Bulls ended up going 37 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Chicago converted 11 of 31 tries (35.5%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.9%. The Magic earned 13 fouls for the game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They gave up possession 13 times, while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Bulls were able to collect 39 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for the contest.
Zach LaVine pitched in for the Bulls for the game. He made 8 out of 19 in this game giving him a rate of 42.1%, and had 3 rebounds. LaVine scored 27 points in his 34 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist.
Chicago has a mark of 25-10 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulls are connecting on 47.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. Chicago has accumulated 3,875 points for the campaign (110.7 per contest) and they grab 42.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.5 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.2 times per contest. The Bulls are responsible for committing 18.7 fouls every game and they hit 81.3% from the free throw line.
The Bulls are ranked 14th in the NBA in points given up per game with 107.0. They are forcing 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (15th in the league). The Chicago defense allows 35.7% from downtown (398 of 1,116) and opponents are making 80.0% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.1 dimes and 44.2 boards per game, which is ranked 8th and 11th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago and under the total points
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