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Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls Predictions and Preview for 1/14/2022

Golden State Warriors takes on Chicago Bulls on 1/14/2022 at 7:40PM.

The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls face off in an important game for both teams. Golden State Warriors has a record of 30-11 this regular season. Chicago Bulls is 27-12 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Golden State Warriors Team Defense Preview




They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 102.7 would certainly justify such praise. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the NBA. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Their ability to create live ball turnovers is above average.

Golden State Warriors Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 110.5, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .576 which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .547, which is considered to be above average. They attempt .462 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .359 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .752 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 23.0% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

Chicago Bulls Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 109.3, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are not doing enough to stop opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Chicago Bulls Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 113.0, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .579 which is considered to be above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .543, which is considered to be above average. They attempt .346 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .389 of their shots from three point range. They are a strong three point shooting team. They made .814 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 20.7% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The Golden State Warriors Roster

The Players to Watch for Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry 6-2 185 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Andrew Wiggins 6-7 197 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jordan Poole 6-4 194 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Chicago Bulls Roster

The Players to Watch for Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine 6-5 200 SF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

DeMar DeRozan 6-6 220 PF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Lonzo Ball 6-6 190 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. In the NBA, he would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Golden State Warriors 95 Chicago Bulls 107

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