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Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Odds
Chicago looks to cover the Bulls-Pistons pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 24-16 mark when they host Detroit in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls currently sports a record of 24-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-24 ATS. The Pistons are 16-25 and 19-22 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 16-24 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pistons have gone 19-21-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-93 victory for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 25-ranked offense (93.8 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 8 at 96 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 99.4 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Detroit was a 105-90 winner at home against the Magic. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons grabbed a 105-90 win over the Magic on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Brandon Knight at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 95-83 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Bulls covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bulls got 22 points from Kirk Hinrich as Chicago ran past Los Angeles 95-83 on Monday at United Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Pistons at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chicago is 17-3-1 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Detroit
Detroit at Miami, Friday, January 25
Chicago home to Golden State, Friday, January 25