Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns 3/3/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns 3/3/23
Fri 3rd March 2023

The Phoenix Suns (34-29, 13-19 Away), one of the NBA’s top scoring defenses, are on the road to face the Chicago Bulls (29-34, 18-13 Home) on Friday. Phoenix topped the Charlotte Hornets 105-91 at Spectrum Center on Wednesday.

Devin Booker was a top performer with 37 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. The Suns are fourth in the Western Conference.Chicago won a close one on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena, beating the Detroit Pistons 117-115.

Zach LaVine had 41 points, carrying the team. The Bulls are the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

Phoenix will be pursuing a season sweep against Chicago after triumphing in the only previous meeting 132-113 at Footprint Center in November 2022, their sixth straight head-to-head victory.

Booker led the Suns with 51 points and six assists. DeMar DeRozan had 29 points and seven rebounds in the loss. The Suns have been led this season by Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, who are averaging 18.3 and 17.2 points per game, respectively.

Ayton also has grabbed 10.1 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the NBA, while Bridges has dished 3.6 assists per game. DeRozan and LaVine have powered the Bulls’ offense, averaging 25.0 and 24.3 points per game, respectively.

DeRozan also has recorded 5.1 assists per game. Nikola Vucevic has posted 11.3 rebounds per game. Holding opponents to 110.9 points per game, the Suns are one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the league (4th). The Suns have found success in recent trips to United Center, winning six of the last 10.

In the last 10 games, Phoenix is 7-3 with an average margin of +5.8 (111.9-106.1). Chicago has a 3-7 record over the last 10, scoring 103.5 points per game on average while holding opponents to 103.4 (+0.1 margin). The Bulls are averaging 113.0 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.3.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cameron Payne: 11.3 | 18.9 | -7.6
Points per game:
Cameron Payne: 7.0 | 11.6 | -4.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Patrick Beverley: 16.8 | 12.5 | +4.2
Points per game:
Ayo Dosunmu: 5.6 | 9.2 | -3.6
Rebounds per game:
Zach LaVine: 2.8 | 4.7 | -1.9
Assists per game:
Zach LaVine: 2.2 | 3.9 | -1.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns (-155)

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