Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 2/9/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Chicago Bulls are hitting the road to Barclays Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Brooklyn Nets.
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a final of 104-89 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Bulls ended up with 16 while the Grizzlies totaled 21 fouls. They made 11 of 33 shots from three-point range. Memphis finished the contest at 71.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 21 attempts. Furthermore, Memphis had 39 rebounds (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Memphis earned 22 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Pertaining to the defense, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 48.1% from the field on 39 out of 81 shooting. They also recorded 24 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing pulling down boards, they compiled 49 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls buried 18 of 27 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Chicago wrapped up the contest having earned a 36.8% FG percentage (32 out of 87) and converted 7 out of their 35 three-point shots.
Nikola Vucevic is a guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 28 points on 12 out of 26 shooting. He played 37 mins and also pulled down 17 boards. Vucevic shot 46.2% from the field and totaled 6 assists.
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Chicago will enter this contest with a mark of 26-28 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.5 fouls every game. As a team, Chicago is collecting 42.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,323 assists on the year, which ranks 20th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are connecting on 36.5% from downtown (571 of 1,563) and 81.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.3 pts per game (17th in basketball) while connecting on 49.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They surrender 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 16th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (113.8). The Bulls defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.1% (2,242 of 4,757) and they concede 43.5 boards per game as a team. They are 18th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,401 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-112 against the Suns. The Nets recorded 31 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 11 steals in this game. The Suns were called for 24 fouls in this game which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 31 tries. They were able to bury 27 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.1%. In relation to shooting from distance, Brooklyn converted 9 out of 28 attempts (32.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Nets shot 38 out of 79 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.1%. The Nets allowed the Suns to bury 43 out of their 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.7% in the matchup. They shot 29.0% from distance via 9 of 31 and ended up going 21 out of 28 at the charity stripe (75.0%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Brooklyn permitted Phoenix to get 48 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
Cam Thomas was important for the Nets in this matchup. He converted 11 of 23 in this matchup giving him a rate of 47.8%, and added 5 rebounds. Thomas racked up 43 points in his 39 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for the game.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 32-22 for the campaign. The Nets are responsible for committing 21.9 personal fouls per contest and they hit 79.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.0 times per contest (8th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per game. Brooklyn has accounted for 6,177 pts so far this year (114.4 per game) and they pull in 40.3 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Nets are shooting 50.6% from the floor, which ranks them 2nd in the league.
The Brooklyn defense gives up 37.2% on 3-pointers (660 of 1,774) and their opponents are converting on 76.9% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 23.3 assists and 44.3 boards every game, which is 4th and 23rd in the league. The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 112.6. They have forced 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (4th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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