Monday, January 18, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Chicago Bulls travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, January 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 23-16 and a road record of 7-9. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 22-18 and a home record of 14-6. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 16.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Reggie Jackson averages 19.5 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.5 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Chicago averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 58.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.8 per game. The Bulls allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Detroit averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 58.2 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 14 per game. The Pistons allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Pistons force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 15-24-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 19-20-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 22-16-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 20-20-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
09/26/15 G Mike Dunleavy Back out indefinitely
01/17/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 months
01/17/16 G Kirk Hinrich Quad injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Detroit
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/29/15 G Jodie Meeks Foot out 3-4 months
01/17/16 PG Brandon Jennings Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Chicago
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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