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Pistons face Bulls: NBA odds preview

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March 30, 8:00 PM | United Center

Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Odds

18-32TEAM RECORD41-11

United Center will feature Bulls vs. Pistons action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Chicago battles the Pistons, currently with a 18-32 mark (25-24-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-24 for the Bulls and 26-24 for the Pistons.

View Detroit vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Pistons odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pistons sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-87 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 1-rated squad against Detroit's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 18 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 4.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 97 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Detroit was an 87-75 winner in its last match on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 162 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cavaliers were burned for 29 points by Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday as the Pistons picked up an 87-75 win at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bulls were a 98-77 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Atlanta out of the gym and running up a 98-77 score at Philips Arena.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 0-10
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Pistons at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games on the road
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 8-0-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Chicago is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 31
Chicago at Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 1

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