Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls Free NBA Picks & Odds 12-19-2016
by Guy Bruhn - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, December 19, 2016. The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 14-15. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 96.9 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 13-13. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 100.0, good for a point differential of 1.2.
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Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Andre Drummond averages 14.2 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 13.7 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 45%.
Dwyane Wade averages 19.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Detroit averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.7 per game. The Pistons allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 56 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Bulls allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 103.6. In terms of pace they average 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 11-18-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-17-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/18/16 F Jon Leuer Back "?" Monday vs. Chicago
12/06/16 F Reggie Bullock Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/18/16 F Taj Gibson Hip injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Detroit
11/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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