Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 9 (3/9): NBA

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 9 (3/9): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Bulls money line -286
Bulls spread -6.5
Pistons money line +225
Pistons spread +6.5
Over / under 231.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Chicago Bulls Detroit Pistons
Record 39-26 18-47
Road / home record 15-16 11-21
Streak L5 W3
Points per game 112.43 103.54
Points allowed per game 111.03 112.48
Rebounds per game 43.06 43.26
Rebounds allowed per game 43.34 46.54
Over / under record 33-30-2 32-31-1

 

Preview

The Chicago Bulls continue on the road and will visit the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. This is the fourth time these teams face off, the Bulls have dominated the Pistons this season and are 3-0 against them.

CHICAGO BULLS

For the first time in the season the Bulls have lost 5 games in a row, 2 at home and 3 on the road. I think it's important to say that those losses were against some of the toughest teams in the league, 76ers, Bucks, Hawks , Heat and Grizzlies.

Chicago are 15-16 on the road and have a 39-26 record overall ranking second in the Central division. In their last game against the 76ers, Zach Lavine scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls.

DeMar DeRozan is averaging 28 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5 assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 11.5 rebounds for Chicago.

In their last 10 games the Bulls are 5-5, averaging 114.8 points, 44.2 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points.

INJURIES: Caruso, Ball and Williams are out. Vucevic is questionable.

DETROIT PISTONS

The Pistons have won their last 3 games but are only 11-21 at home and have a 18-47 record overall ranking 14th in the Eastern Conference. In their last game,  Cade Cunningham had 28 points and 10 assists, lifting the Detroit Pistons to a 113-110 overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

Cade Cunningham is averaging 16.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Pistons. Isaiah Stewart leads in rebounds with 8.5 per game for Detroit.

In their last 10 games the Pistons are 6-4, averaging 110.7 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.5 points.

BETTING TRENDS

Chicago are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.

Chicago are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Detroit.

Detroit are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

Detroit are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Bulls are on a bad streak and it's hard to trust them on the road to cover this spread, even knowing that they have dominated the Pistons in the last 10 head to head games. Detroit has covered the spread in 7 of their last 8 games and will be motivated for this game. If Vucevic doesn't play the Bulls will be shorthanded in defense. Take the Pistons to cover.

PICK: Pistons +6.5 (-110)

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