Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 2/27/2024

The Detroit Pistons (8-49) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (27-30) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Knicks, Cade Cunningham was the top scorer for Detroit, recording 32 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%. Quentin Grimes added 14 points, but unfortunately, Detroit was defeated in the game with a score of 113-111.

Coming into today’s game, the Pistons have a combined record of 8-49 and are 11.5 point underdogs. On the road, the Pistons have gone 4-25 this season and are 4-24 at home.

The Pistons are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 28-28. The Pistons have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 1-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Pelicans, DeMar DeRozan was the top scorer for Chicago, recording 24 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 43.2%. As the Bulls secured the victory with a final score of 114-106, Nikola Vucevic also chipped in with 22 points.

In their last three games, the Bulls have gone 1-2 and currently have a record of 27-30. Against Eastern Conference teams, the Bulls are 15-20 and are 12-10 in non-conference play.

Presently, Chicago boasts an ATS record of 30-26, which is above .500 against the spread. As the favorite this season, Chicago is 13-11 vs. the spread while going 17-15 as the underdog.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

In 57 games games, Detroit has an average of 112.8 points per game (22nd).

So far this season, the Pistons have been a below-average scoring team, ranking 22nd in the league at 112.8 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 113.8 points compared to 111.8 at home.

When looking at their scoring numbers, the Pistons have scored below the NBA average in 70.2% of their games. They have also failed to reach their scoring average in their last two games.

One area where the Pistons have excelled is in their pace, as they rank 7th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 15th overall at 47%, but have struggled from three-point range, shooting just 36% (17th).

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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In 57 games games, Chicago has an average of 111.8 points per game (25th).

Heading into their matchup with the Pistons, the Bulls are 25th in the league in scoring at 111.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 112.1 points per game (24th).

Chicago has scored below the NBA scoring average in 63.2% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 21st in field goal percentage (46%). From three-point range, they are 20th in the league at 36%.

Pistons Team Defense

On defense, the Pistons are ranked 27th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 71.9% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pistons are forcing 14.9 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.9% of their games. Currently, they are 11th in the NBA at 113.1 points per game allowed. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bulls squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.9% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pistons And Bulls

In today’s game, we anticipate Cade Cunningham leading the scoring for the Pistons, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.4 points per game, in addition to 4.2 rebounds.

As for Chicago, DeMar DeRozan is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bulls. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47%, and his scoring average is 22.6 points per game.

Pistons vs Bulls Trends

  • Across the Pistons last three road games, the team averaged 108 points per game while allowing 119. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Bulls have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 8-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 116 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Bulls have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.

Pistons vs Bulls Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +11.5, we have the Pistons as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225.5, and our model predicts the Pistons and Bulls to score a combined 208 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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