Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1 point favorites.
The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 22-18. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 101.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 15-27. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per contest and giving up 108.4, which is a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 23-15-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 15-25-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 24-16-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 24-18-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/12/18 F Nikola Mirotic Illness is "?" Saturday vs Detroit
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Andre Drummond averages 14.4 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 15 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Kris Dunn has scored 13.7 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game this season for the Bulls. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 102.2 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.88 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14 per game. The Pistons allow 101.3 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 24th in the NBA with 102.3 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 23.5. The Bulls are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14. The Bulls give up 108.4 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 45.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 24th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Detroit is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Chicago is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Bulls are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 9th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +1
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