Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 1/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Bulls are hosting the Golden State Warriors at United Center on Sunday.
The Warriors faced the Spurs and went home with a win by a final score of 144-113 in their last contest. Golden State walked away from the contest having earned a 54.5% field goal percentage (55 of 101) and made 18 out of their 48 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Warriors knocked down 16 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 55 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 33 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 9 steals. When it comes to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the floor on 40 of 88 shooting. San Antonio doled out 26 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. On top of that, San Antonio grabbed 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 6 rejections. San Antonio walked away from this one shooting 73.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 25 of their 34 shots. They made 8 of their 22 shots from distance. When talking about personal fouls, the Warriors ended up with 26 and the Spurs racked up 19 personal fouls.
Jordan Poole is a player who was a factor in the game. Poole ended up going 50.0% from the floor and dished out 6 assists. He was on the hardwood for 31 mins played and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He racked up 25 points on 8 out of 16 shooting.
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Golden State enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 20-21 for the season. They have an average of 117.3 points per outing (5th in basketball) on 47.2% from the floor. The Warriors are connecting on 37.2% on shots from 3-point land (680 of 1,826) and 79.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Golden State is grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,228 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 1st in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 16.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 22.1 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Warriors are able to force 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They currently rank 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,071 conceded for the year. The Warriors are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.7% (1,768 of 3,783) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrender 35.8% on 3-pointers and they are 26th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (117.6).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 124-110 against the Thunder. The Bulls were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 in the matchup. They also gave up possession 16 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Thunder earned 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 91.7%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Chicago knocked down 12 out of 38 attempts (31.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulls finished the game shooting 38 for 85 from the field which had them shooting 44.7%. The Bulls permitted the Thunder to make 47 of 92 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.1% for the contest. They finished 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 22 from the free throw line (86.4%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Chicago permitted Oklahoma City to get 46 overall (12 offensive).
Zach LaVine ended up having an impact for the Bulls in this game. He made 5 of 19 in this contest for a rate of 26.3%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. LaVine recorded 25 points in his 37 mins of playing time and earned 5 dimes for this game.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 19-24 for the campaign. The Bulls are committing 19.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 81.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.3 times per contest (19th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest. Chicago has accounted for 4,908 points for the season (114.1 per game) and they collect 42.3 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulls are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which is 5th in basketball.
The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 18th in basketball in PPG given up with 115.1. They are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (22nd in the league). The Chicago defense allows 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (578 of 1,573) and their opposition makes 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 26.2 dimes and 43.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 28th and 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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