Saturday, April 2, 2016
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The Detroit Pistons travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 40-35 and a road record of 15-22. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. Detroit is 8-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-21. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 38-37 and a home record of 24-14. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -1.5. Chicago has a division record of 8-5 and a conference record of 22-25. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 16.7 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 36%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Detroit averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Chicago averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 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 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Pistons average 98.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.3 per contest. The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bulls score 101.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.5 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 104.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.9. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 38-34-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 39-35-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 32-43-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 36-37-2 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/01/16 PG Derrick Rose Elbow injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Detroit
04/01/16 F Taj Gibson Ribs doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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