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Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Palace of Auburn Hills will feature Pistons vs. Bulls action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
This season the Pistons are 25-52 overall and 35-41-1 ATS against the number, while the Bulls are 42-33 and 34-41 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Detroit is 37-39-1 on the OU, and Chicago is 33-42.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Pistons and the No. 10-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-90 result in favor of the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 14-rated squad against Chicago's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 23 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 5.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.7 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
Chicago won its last outing, an 87-86 result against the Magic on April 5. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bulls got 19 points from Luol Deng as Chicago ran past Orlando 87-86 on Friday at United Center.
In their last action, Detroit was a 107-101 loser on the road against the Timberwolves. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons wasted a 25-point performance from Brandon Knight as Minnesota ran past them 107-101 on Saturday at Target Center.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Detroit is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Chicago
Detroit is 5-17-1 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Chicago home to Toronto, Tuesday, April 9
Detroit at Cleveland, Wednesday, April 10