Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 10.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 5-17. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -8.9 as they average 104.0 points per contest while giving up 112.9 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 11-7. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 111.8 points per contest and give up 110.7, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/25/18 F Bobby Portis Knee is out 4-6 weeks
10/23/18 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out 4-6 weeks
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is out 6-8 weeks
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jabari Parker averages 16.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Reggie Jackson averages 16.0 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Chicago averages 104.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Detroit is 12th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.4 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Pistons are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Chicago is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Detroit is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Pistons are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 9th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -10.5
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