Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 1/31/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-3)
United Center is where the Chicago Bulls will take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 234.
The Clippers took the court against the Cavaliers and went home with a loss by a final score of 122-99 in their last game. Los Angeles finished with a 41.6% FG percentage (37 out of 89) and made 2 of their 19 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Clippers converted 23 of 27 shots for a rate of 85.2%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned a total of 45 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 17 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to the defense, Los Angeles allowed 56.4% from the floor on 44 out of 78 shooting. Cleveland earned 35 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Cleveland had 35 rebounds (4 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Cleveland shot 73.7% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 19 shots. They also made 20 of their 33 tries from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Clippers ended up with 19 and the Cavaliers recorded 23 fouls.
Brandon Boston Jr. is someone who had an impact for the game. Boston finished 47.4% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. He played 34 mins played and also grabbed 1 rebound. He racked up 24 points on 9 out of 19 shooting.
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Los Angeles will take the court with a record of 28-25 on the campaign. They average 110.7 points per contest (28th in basketball) on 47.0% from the field. The Clippers are hitting 37.9% from downtown (668 of 1,762) and 77.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,211 dimes for the year, which is 18th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Clippers are able to force 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They give up 35.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (110.7). The Clippers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.7% (2,162 of 4,631) and they surrender 42.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 21st in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,288 relinquished this year.
For their last game, the Bulls took home the win by a final score of 128-109 against the Magic. In relation to cleaning the glass, Chicago allowed Orlando to collect 36 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 35.7% from 3-point land by hitting 10 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 24 at the free throw line (70.8%). The Bulls permitted the Magic to bury 41 of their 83 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulls finished the game shooting 48 out of 81 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 59.3%. In regard to shooting from distance, Chicago made 16 of 35 attempts (45.7%). They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 84.2%. The Magic committed 18 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Bulls were able to corral 34 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 38 in this game.
DeMar DeRozan pitched in for the Bulls for the game. DeRozan racked up 32 points in his 38 minutes of playing time and totaled 8 assists for the matchup. He converted 11 of 14 in this game for a field goal percentage of 78.6%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss mark of 23-26 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Bulls are shooting 48.9% from the field, which is 5th in the NBA. Chicago has 5,611 pts on the year (114.5 per contest) and they pull in 42.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.3 times per game (20th in the league) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. The Bulls are committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 81.6% from the free throw line.
The Chicago defense concedes 36.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (644 of 1,788) and their opposition knocks down 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 26.3 assists and 43.9 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 27th and 18th in the NBA. The Bulls defensively are ranked 17th in the league in PPG given up with 114.5. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-3)
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