Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 1/7/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
United Center is the location where the Chicago Bulls will go up against the Utah Jazz on Saturday.
The Jazz played the Rockets and took home the win by a score of 131-114 in their last game. Utah ended the game with a 49.5% field goal percentage (46 of 93) and converted 19 of their 48 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz converted 20 of 21 shots for a percentage of 95.2%. In regard to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 33 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. With regard to the defense, Utah let their opponent shoot 41.3% from the field on 38 out of 92 shooting. Houston totaled 19 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Moreover, Houston pulled down 49 boards (14 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Houston ended up shooting 88.5% from the free throw line by converting 23 of 26 tries. They knocked down 15 out of their 42 tries from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Jazz ended up with 20 and the Rockets recorded 21 personal fouls.
Lauri Markkanen is one guy who was a factor for the matchup. Markkanen finished shooting 55.6% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and also pulled down 8 boards. He had 49 points on 15 out of 27 shooting.
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Utah enters this contest with a mark of 20-21 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 15.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 21.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Utah is snagging 43.6 boards per game and has totaled 1,066 dimes this season, which is 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Jazz are shooting 36.6% on 3-point shots (603 of 1,646) and 78.7% from the free throw line. They average 117.5 pts per game (3rd in basketball) while hitting 47.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Jazz are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.2 fouls. They surrender 34.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 23rd in basketball in PPG allowed (116.5). The Jazz defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 48.4% (1,776 of 3,672) and they surrender 43.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 15th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 967 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the Bulls went home victorious with a score of 121-112 when they played the Nets. The Bulls were able to corral 40 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in the game. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Nets were called for 22 personal fouls for this game which took the Bulls to the free throw line for 29 attempts. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throws for a percentage of 93.1%. When it comes to shots from distance, Chicago converted 8 of their 20 attempts (40.0%). In all, the Bulls went 43 for 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.1%. The Bulls allowed the Nets to knock down 42 of 91 attempts from the field which had them at 46.2% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 32.4% from three-point range by connecting on 12 out of 37 and finished the game at 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). Concerning team rebounding, Chicago permitted Brooklyn to get 34 in total (5 offensive).
DeMar DeRozan was important for the Bulls for this contest. He made 8 out of 20 for this game for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and added 7 rebounds. DeRozan accumulated 22 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes in this game.
Chicago has a record of 17-21 this year. The Bulls have committed 20.0 fouls every game and they shoot 82.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.3 times per contest (18th in the league) and they turn it over 14.0 times per contest. Chicago has tallied 4,350 pts so far this year (114.5 per contest) and they pull in 42.2 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Bulls are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which is 5th in basketball.
The Chicago defense allows 37.2% on 3-point shots (519 of 1,394) and opponents are connecting on 77.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 26.2 dimes and 43.7 rebounds every game, which is ranked 27th and 17th in basketball. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 18th in basketball in points allowed per game with 115.5. They are able to force 15.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.8% from the field (22nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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