Friday, December 18, 2015
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The Detroit Pistons travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 15-12 and a road record of 5-8. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 15-8 and a home record of 11-3. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.8 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Andre Drummond averages 17.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 16.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 37%.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.8 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Detroit averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 57.3 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.3 per game. The Pistons allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Chicago averages 98.8 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 57.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 9th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 15-11-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-16-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
10/26/15 PG Brandon Jennings Achilles out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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