Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 1 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 34-36. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 102.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 33-37. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-36-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-38-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 34-36-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 26-44-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/16/17 G Dwyane Wade Elbow out for season
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jimmy Butler averages 23.3 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Rajon Rondo averages 7.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.43 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.8 per game. The Pistons allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.33 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Bulls allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -1
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