Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 1/24/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Chicago Bulls are on their way to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they will take on the Indiana Pacers.
The Bulls took the court against the Pistons and notched a win by a score of 126-108 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Bulls walked away with 17 while the Pistons recorded 15 personal fouls. They buried 8 of their 34 tries from distance. Detroit went 81.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 22 of their 27 attempts. Additionally, Detroit snagged 49 rebounds (17 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Detroit earned 25 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. When discussing defense, Chicago let their opponent shoot 40.2% from the floor on 39 of 97 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled 48 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 19 of 21 attempts for a rate of 90.5%. Chicago wrapped up the contest with a 54.3% field goal percentage (50 of 92) and made 7 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Zach LaVine is a player who came through for the matchup. LaVine finished 50.0% from the field and earned 4 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and totaled 5 rebounds. He left the arena with 30 points on 10 out of 20 shooting.
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Chicago heads into this contest with a record of 21-24 so far this season. They average 114.8 points per contest (13th in basketball) while hitting 48.9% from the field. The Bulls are shooting 37.2% on three-point shots (487 of 1,310) and 81.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 42.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,097 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.7 fouls every game.
On defense, the Bulls are able to force 15.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.1 fouls. They are 17th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,188 conceded this year. The Bulls defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (1,882 of 3,962) and they concede 43.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 18th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (115.0).
For their last game, the Pacers went home defeated by a final of 112-107 when they played the Suns. When it comes to team rebounding, Indiana allowed Phoenix to grab 55 overall (14 on the offensive side). They finished 38.7% from 3-point land by shooting 12 of 31 and finished the game at 24 of 35 at the free throw line (68.6%). The Pacers allowed the Suns to convert 38 out of their 91 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.8% in the game. When all was said and done, the Pacers walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 96 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5%. In regard to three-point shots, Indiana made 13 of 37 tries (35.1%). They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 84.6%. The Suns were called for 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Pacers to the free throw line for 26 shots. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals in this game. The Pacers collected 37 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 48 in the matchup.
Bennedict Mathurin was important for the Pacers in the matchup. Mathurin accumulated 23 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He converted 6 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 35.3%, and accounted for 5 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 23-25 so far this year. The Pacers are responsible for committing 21.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 26.6 times per contest (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.5 times per game. Indiana has earned 5,520 pts for the year (115.0 per contest) and they grab 42.4 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pacers are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks 24th in the league.
The Indiana defense gives up 37.4% on 3-pointers (614 of 1,641) and opponents are converting on 80.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 26.1 dimes and 45.8 boards per game, which is ranked 26th and 27th in the NBA. The Pacers on defense are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 116.8. They have forced 15.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (13th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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