Chicago Bulls - Phoenix Suns predictions and free betting tips [09/11/2023]
Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls will clash at United Center on Thursday morning.
The Chicago Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak by scoring a solid victory over the Utah Jazz with a scoreline of 130:113 in their previous game. Zach LaVine spearheaded the team with 24 points, while DeMar DeRozan backed him up, adding 21 points. Kobe White also stood out, scoring 18 points and making 7 passes, exhibiting precise inplay. The team had their season-best in offence, scoring 130 points and exhibiting over 50% shooting accuracy. Bulls' coach Billy Donovan expressed satisfaction with his team's combativeness, especially crucial with such a high scoreline.
Despite a few bumps at the season's start, including below-average points per game and struggling with three-point shot defence, the Bulls have shown first-rate efficiency in crucial respects like turnovers, ranking top in the league. Player health concerns, including potential injuries to Patrick Williams and Alex Caruso, could impact subsequent matches.
The Phoenix Suns bounced back after three losses by defeating the Detroit Pistons 120:106 on Monday. Kevin Durant made a significant contribution to this victory, scoring 41 points. Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen also distinguished themselves, contributing 21 and 14 points to the team's tally respectively. The Suns exhibited reliable offensive play with 50% shooting accuracy and three-point field goal success. The second quarter was especially effective as they managed to pull significantly ahead of the Pistons, constraining them to just 22 points. Frank Vogel, the Suns coach, expressed relief at the end of the losing streak.
Despite not being able to assemble their star trio this season, which has affected their standings in points scored and shooting accuracy, the Suns have held low standings in league turnovers but have exhibited good results in three-point defence. Health concerns remain over key players: Bradley Beal with back problems, Devin Booker with a calf injury and Damion Lee, all of whom will miss the following games.
The Phoenix Suns approach their upcoming match with the Chicago Bulls with confidence, especially after Kevin Durant's star performance in the previous game. Despite the uncertainty of Bradley Beal's participation, the Suns look strong with or without him. The team, having had a two-day rest, has arrived in good spirits and ready for the match. The Bulls, on the other hand, face the task of finding ways to hold off Durant, which could be a challenge considering his current form.
Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen may use their skillset for efficient long-range play, which could pose a problem for the Bulls, who struggle with three-point defence. The Bulls, having below-average scoring, will likely seek ways to the basket, which could be advantageous for the Suns considering their second-place league standing in blocked shots. Considering these factors, my match prediction tilts in favour of the Suns, who can clinch a consecutive win on Thursday morning.