Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 11/3/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+3)
United Center is the location where the Chicago Bulls (2-3) will play the Brooklyn Nets (2-2) on Friday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 227.
The Nets faced off with the Heat and went home with a win by a final score of 109-105 in their last game. Brooklyn wrapped up the game having earned a 45.1% field goal percentage (37 out of 82) and made 16 out of their 36 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Nets buried 19 of their 26 tries for a rate of 73.1%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 47 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 27 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 11 steals. When talking about defending, Brooklyn allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the floor on 39 of 91 shooting. Miami totaled 22 assists and had 10 steals for the game. Additionally, Miami pulled down 46 rebounds (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Miami finished the contest at 77.8% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 18 shots. They also converted 13 out of their 38 tries from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Nets left the arena with 18 while the Heat totaled 20 fouls.
Ben Simmons is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. He was able to score 4 points on 2 of 5 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and grabbed 11 rebounds. Simmons shot 40.0% from the field and also recorded 5 assists.
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Brooklyn will enter this matchup with a mark of 2-2 this year. They average 118.8 points per game (8th in basketball) while shooting 50.1% from the field. The Nets are hitting 41.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (58 of 139) and 75.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Brooklyn is snagging 47.5 boards per contest and has earned 112 dimes on the year, which is 14th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 16.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.3 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Nets are forcing 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.3 fouls. They are conceding 35.8% on shots from distance and they rank 20th in the NBA in opponents points per game (116.3). The Nets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (174 of 372) and they surrender 40.8 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 7th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 100 relinquished this season.
The last time they took the court, the Bulls went home defeated by a final of 114-105 against the Mavericks. The Bulls recorded 31 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the game. They gave up possession 13 times, while getting 10 steals in this game. The Mavericks committed 11 fouls for the matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 90.9%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago buried 11 of their 33 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulls went 42 for 89 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.2%. The Bulls allowed the Mavericks to convert 37 out of their 81 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% for the game. They shot 41.7% from three-point range by going 20 out of 48 and ended up shooting 20 out of 28 at the charity stripe (71.4%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Chicago permitted Dallas to get 45 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vucevic was important for the Bulls for the contest. Vucevic racked up 21 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game. He made 10 of 17 for the matchup giving him a rate of 58.8%, and added 20 rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 2-3 on the year. As an offensive team, the Bulls are connecting on 42.6% from the floor, which is ranked 28th in basketball. Chicago has totaled 527 points so far this season (105.4 per game) and they snag 42.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 19.6 times per game (29th in the league) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. The Bulls are committing 19.6 fouls per contest while shooting 81.7% from the free throw line.
The Bulls are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG allowed with 112.8. They have forced 17.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.0% from the field (21st in basketball). The Chicago defense allows 36.5% from downtown (72 of 197) and their opposition knocks down 75.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 26.6 assists and 48.2 rebounds every game, which is ranked 23rd and 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-3) and under 227 points
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