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Pistons vs Bulls Betting Matchup Report

Chicago BullsDetroit Pistons
Dec 7, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Odds

9-8TEAM RECORD6-14

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Pistons try to run the Bulls off the court at The Palace of Auburn Hills in pro hoops action.

The Pistons sit at 6-14 (9-11 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 9-8 (5-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 8-12 OU, and Chicago is 5-12 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Pistons sat as 2.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 184.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Pistons and the No. 13-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-90 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 93.2 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 1 at 90.9 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.1 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bulls were a 95-85 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 23 points from Marco Belinelli en route to a 95-85 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 104-97 result against the Warriors on December 5. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Detroit got 24 points from Tayshaun Prince but lost anyway 104-97 against the Warriors on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Chicago home to New York, Saturday, December 8
Detroit at Cleveland, Saturday, December 8