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(34-36) Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls (33-37)
Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -1
NBA Betting Total: 199
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This contest is a perfect example of two teams headed in opposite directions.
Detroit, while not a juggernaut by any means, isn’t laying down and dying in its pursuit for not just a playoff spot, but a spot inside the top seven (to avoid the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in Round 1) is an obtainable goal that this team is targeting.
The Bulls, on the other hand, have finally realized they’re not making the postseason. They’ve shut down Dwyane Wade for the year and have yet to find a system that creates success with a group of non-shooters on the roster.
The Pistons are underdogs in this one, but should they be?
*All statistics, standings, rankings, records and trends are current as of this writing at 5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Detroit enters this game scoring 101.7 points per contest. That number is good enough for 26th in the league.
Defensively, this squad is giving up just 102.1 points per night. That number is good enough for sixth in the Association.
Against Chicago, the key will be containing Jimmy Butler. This is easier said than done, but the goal will be not to worry too much about the complementary players on the Bulls roster.
Rajon Rondo isn’t going to be a difference-maker here. Neither is someone like Robin Lopez, and Dwyane Wade is out for the year.
No — stopping Butler has to be the priority. If it’s not, Detroit will be in trouble.
Chicago enters this contest averaging 101.8 points per night. That number is good enough for 25th in the league.
Defensively, this group is allowing opponents to score 103.1 points per contest. That number is good enough for 103.1 points per night.
It makes sense that Chicago’s calling card is defense. This is a roster made up of non-shooters that has trouble in a pace-and-space league.
Against Detroit, the low-hanging fruit is to try and stop Andre Drummond.
The truth, though, is that Drummond’s stats have become the potato chips of statistics — all calories, no nutrients.
The real goal is to contain guys like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Jackson. If the Bulls can lock in on those perimeter scorers, they’ll stand a chance.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bulls are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Bulls are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Bulls are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games
- Pistons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
If you’re picking against the spread in this one, Chicago is just too difficult to trust as a one-point favorite. Wade is out for the year, this team isn’t making the playoffs and (just as importantly) Detroit is doing whatever it takes to qualify for the postseason.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit +1
This one won’t be a blowout in the Pistons’ favor, but it’d be surprising to see Chicago come away with a win — even with home-court advantage.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit Pistons 103 – Chicago Bulls 99
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