Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 4/11/2024

The Chicago Bulls (37-42) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (13-66) on Thursday, April 11th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on NBCS. Both the Bulls and Pistons will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Bulls vs Pistons

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The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Chicago’s most recently played the Knicks and lost with a final score of 128-117. The Bulls turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 68-62.

Overall, the Bulls are 37-42 and are 1-2 in their last three games. Against Eastern Conference teams, they are 20-28 while going 17-14 in non-conference play.

Chicago’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 38-40 for the season. As the favorite this season, Chicago is 14-17 vs. the spread while going 24-23 as the underdog.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Jaden Ivey scored 25 for Detroit against the 76ers which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 40.5%. Evan Fournier put up 21 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Detroit ended up losing the game with a final score of 120-102.

Coming into this game, the Pistons have an overall record of 13-66 and are 15th in the Eastern Conference. In the Central division, they are 5th and are underdogs by 9.5 points against the Bulls.

Detroit has an overall ATS record of 39-39 as they come into today’s game. During this season, Detroit has a 3-5 record against the spread as favorites and 36-34 as underdogs.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 79 games games, Chicago has an average of 111.8 points per game (23rd).

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls are 23rd in the league, averaging 111.8 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 112.1 points compared to 111.5 at home.

Chicago is 17th in field goal percentage at 46%, and they are 21st in true shooting percentage. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 28th in made threes per game and 20th in three-point shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in 39.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 24th in the league at 96.8 possessions per game.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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Through 79 games games, Detroit is averaging 110.2 points per game (26th).

When it comes to scoring, the Pistons are one of the worst teams in the league, averaging just 110.2 points per game (26th). At home, they are scoring 110.5 points per game (26th).

In terms of pace, Detroit is 8th in the NBA at 99.6 possessions per game. However, they are just 23rd in field goal percentage at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 25th in the league at 35%. They are also one of the worst three-point shooting teams in terms of makes and attempts, averaging just 11.1 made threes per game (29th).

Bulls Team Defense

On defense, the Bulls come into the game ranked 16th in the league in points allowed at 113.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 113.7 points per contest (11th). In their previous game, the Bulls’ defense struggled against the Knicks, giving up 128 points on a field goal percentage of 55%.

Pistons Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pistons’ defense is giving up an average of 119.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 62.0% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Pistons’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.1% and allowing 37.0% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Bulls And Pistons

The outlook for today’s matchup points to DeMar DeRozan as the primary point contributor for the Bulls, finishing with 24 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 23.7 points per game along with 4.3 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cade Cunningham as the leading scorer for the Pistons. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.9% and is averaging 22.7 points per contest.

Bulls vs Pistons Trends

  • Although Chicago has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 105 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Detroit has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 100 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Pistons have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bulls have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Chicago posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.

Bulls vs Pistons Prediction

In this Bulls vs. Pistons matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Pistons at +9.5. While we project the Bulls to win 109-102, our recommendation is to bet on the Pistons for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 217.5 and given that our model is projecting 211 points between the teams, we like the under.

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