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Chicago BullsDetroit Pistons
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Odds


The Pistons will hit the floor running against the visiting Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Pistons are 2-3 ATS. Chicago is 2-4 on the totals; Detroit is 2-3.

View Chicago vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pistons are listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 183.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pistons sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls are at No. 7 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 100-87.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 27-ranked offense (87.6 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 87.2 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.2 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 76-74 winner as they battled the Hawks at home. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 150 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Derrick Rose went off for 30 points and added 1 rebound leading Chicago to a 76-74 win over Atlanta on Tuesday at United Center.

Detroit won its last outing, an 89-78 result against the Magic on January 2. The Pistons covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 167 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Detroit got 26 points from Ben Gordon en route to an 89-78 victory over Orlando on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Bulls at Pistons trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago is 13-2-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games when playing at home against Chicago
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Orlando, Friday, January 6
Detroit at Philadelphia, Friday, January 6