Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/24/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+1)
United Center is where the Chicago Bulls will attempt to defeat the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Chicago opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 228.
The Nets played the Heat and earned the victory with a final of 116-105 in their last game. Brooklyn walked away from the contest with a 53.2% FG percentage (41 out of 77) and converted 17 out of their 39 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Nets buried 17 of 20 tries for a rate of 85.0%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 assists in this matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and getting 3 steals. With respect to defending, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 45.8% from the floor on 38 of 83 shooting. Miami distributed 19 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, Miami pulled down 41 rebounds (12 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Miami finished 72.4% at the charity stripe by converting 21 of 29 shots. They also made 8 out of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Nets walked away with 27 and the Heat totaled 18 personal fouls.
Mikal Bridges is one player who was a factor in the game. He finished with 45 points on 17 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and also snagged 8 boards. Bridges went 70.8% from the field and distributed 5 assists.
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Brooklyn steps onto the court with a mark of 34-24 this season. They are turning it over 14.2 times per game and as a team are committing 21.9 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 40.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,496 dimes this season, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are connecting on 39.2% on shots from beyond the arc (730 of 1,863) and 79.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.0 points per game (17th in the NBA) while shooting 50.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Nets are forcing 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They give up 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 9th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.3). The Nets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.8% (2,337 of 5,106) and they relinquish 44.1 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,327 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 112-100 against the Bucks. In reference to cleaning the glass, Chicago permitted Milwaukee to snag 52 in total (9 offensive). They finished 38.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 18 of 47 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). The Bulls allowed the Bucks to make 40 of their 88 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.5% for the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Bulls shot 37 for 97 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.1%. When discussing three-point attempts, Chicago buried 10 of their 32 tries (31.3%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.2%. The Bucks were called for 16 fouls in the matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They turned it over 5 times, while earning 4 steals for this game. The Bulls were able to collect 36 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 51 for this contest.
Nikola Vucevic ended up being a factor for the Bulls in the game. He made 8 of 20 for the game for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and earned 16 rebounds. Vucevic totaled 22 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 3 assists in the matchup.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 26-33 on the campaign. The Bulls commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 81.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per game (22nd in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per contest. Chicago has earned 6,672 pts so far this season (113.1 per contest) and they average 42.9 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Bulls are hitting on 48.6% from the floor, which ranks 6th in basketball.
The Chicago defense allows 35.4% on 3-pointers (766 of 2,165) and their opponents are connecting on 78.6% of their foul shots. They relinquish 25.9 dimes and 43.6 total boards per game, which ranks 24th and 17th in the league. The Bulls are ranked 15th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 113.4. They are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (+1)
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