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Bulls vs Pistons NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons
  • Where: Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, March 1st
  • Betting Odds DET +6, CHI -243 | DET +197 O/U nan

The Bulls come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 28-34. So far, the team has gone 31-31-0 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

Not only did the Bulls drop their last game to the Raptors. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 104-98 as 4 point underdogs. Chicago let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Nikola Vucevic led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 64.3%.

The Pistons come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 15-47. So far, the team has gone 28-33-1 against the spread. Today, the Pistons will be looking to snap a 5 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -7.2 points per contest.

Detroit is trying to bounce back from a 117-106 loss to the Hornets. Going into this game, the team was 7 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the loss, Detroit got off to a slow start, trailing by 19 points going into halftime. In the loss, Hamidou Diallo led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Bulls picked up the 132-118 win over the Pistons. The Bulls point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 7.5 point favorite. So far this season, the Bulls have a record of 2-0 vs the Pistons. Similar to their season-long average, the Bulls averaged 109.5 points per game vs the Pistons. While the Bulls were able to maintain their usual level of production against Detroit, the Pistons averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 91.25. The Bulls have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 20 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 220 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 20th in the NBA in scoring at 113.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.3 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Chicago offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 19th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.

On defense, the Bulls will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 17th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Small-Forward DeMar DeRozan currently leads the Bulls at 25.1 points per game. For the season, he is 36th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, DeRozan is averaging 4.5 boards and 5.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 20th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Zach LaVine enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 58 games, he is averaging 24.1 and is 84th in the league in player efficiency rating.

For the season, the Pistons offensive unit is ranked just 27th in scoring at 111.7 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 12th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

Defensively, Detroit has had its problems giving up an average of 112.55 points per game (22nd).

This season, the Pistons offense has primarily worked through Bojan Bogdanovic and Jaden Ivey who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 58 games, Bogdanovic is 40th in the NBA at 21.4 points per game. So far, him and Ivey have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden Ivey is grabbing 3.9 rebounds for Detroit to go along with 4.7 assists.

Bulls vs Pistons Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bulls -6.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over nan