Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 11/1/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-Dallas
American Airlines Center is the site where the Dallas Mavericks (3-0) will play the Chicago Bulls (2-2) on Wednesday.
The Bulls faced the Pacers and went home with a win by a final score of 112-105 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Bulls ended up with 17 and the Pacers finished the game with 24 personal fouls. They converted 12 of 46 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Indiana shot 84.0% from the free throw line by making 21 of their 25 shots. Furthermore, Indiana had 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Indiana dished out 26 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Pertaining to the defense, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 40.9% from the floor on 36 out of 88 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 44 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Bulls made 26 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 83.9%. Chicago ended the game having earned a 46.0% field goal percentage (40 of 87) and converted 6 out of their 17 three-point attempts.
Nikola Vucevic is one player who was important for the matchup. Vucevic went 52.6% from the field and dished out 3 assists. He played for 34 mins and also snagged 17 rebounds. He left the arena with 24 points on 10 out of 19 shooting.
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Chicago comes into this matchup with a record of 2-2 this year. They are averaging 105.5 points per game (24th in the league) while hitting 41.6% from the field. The Bulls are shooting 29.4% on 3-pointers (37 of 126) and 80.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Chicago is pulling down 42.5 boards per game and has racked up 79 dimes this year, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.8 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 18.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.5 fouls. They are 28th in basketball in giving up assists with 110 surrendered so far this year. The Bulls defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.5% (165 of 340) and they relinquish 49.0 boards per contest as a team. They are surrendering 34.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 17th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Mavericks went home victorious with a score of 125-110 when they played the Grizzlies. The Mavericks pulled down 42 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 48 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. The Grizzlies committed 22 fouls for this game which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Dallas buried 23 out of their 47 attempts (48.9%). When the game finished, the Mavericks finished shooting 42 for 84 from the field which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Mavericks allowed the Grizzlies to bury 42 of 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% for the game. They finished shooting 37.8% from distance by connecting on 14 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 20 from the charity stripe (60.0%). With respect to rebounds, Dallas allowed Memphis to grab 44 in all (10 offensive).
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks in this game. He made 11 of 22 in this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and added 12 rebounds. Doncic totaled 35 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 12 assists for the game.
Dallas has a record of 3-0 on the year. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 17.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 22.7 times per contest (26th in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per contest. Dallas has accounted for 376 pts for the season (125.3 per contest) and they average 45.3 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Mavericks are hitting on 48.5% from the field, which is ranked 7th in the NBA.
The Mavericks are ranked 23rd in basketball in PPG allowed with 116.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.7% from the field (27th in basketball). The Dallas defense concedes 40.0% on 3-point attempts (46 of 115) and their opponents are knocking down 71.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 28.3 dimes and 45.3 boards every game, which is 28th and 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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