Tuesday, December 6, 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 Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 11-8. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 11-11. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 100.0 points per game and surrendering 97.0, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Dwyane Wade averages 19.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 45%. Tobias Harris averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Chicago averages 103.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Detroit averages 100 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 1st with 11.7 per game. The Pistons allow 97 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 108.7 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 103.1. They get 94 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 12-7-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/05/16 PG Rajon Rondo Suspension expected to miss Monday vs. Portland
11/25/16 F Paul Zipser Back out indefinitely
11/17/16 F Doug McDermott Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +3
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