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Bulls visit Pistons in hoops battle

Chicago BullsDetroit Pistons
April 15, 6:00 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Odds

45-14TEAM RECORD22-37

Chicago travels to Detroit on Sunday, hoping to boost its 45-14 mark with a victory over the Pistons.

The Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 34-24-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 28-30-1 ATS. Chicago is 31-28 against the total, while Detroit is 33-26 versus the number.

View Chicago vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pistons in this one will find them as 8-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 184.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Pistons) and the No. 1 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-88 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 90.5 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 88.8 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 89.3 points per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in home scoring.

Chicago was a 96-86 winner in its last match at home against the Heat. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Carlos Boozer scored 19 points leading the Bulls to a 96-86 victory over Miami at United Center on Thursday.

Detroit was a 113-97 loser in its last match at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 210 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Brandon Knight scored 25 points for Detroit on Friday, but the Bucks managed a 113-97 victory over the Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulls at Pistons trends to consider:
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 on the road against Detroit
Chicago is 16-2-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Washington, Monday, April 16
Detroit home to Cleveland, Tuesday, April 17

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