Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a regular season record of 1-0. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3 as they average 103 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 0-1. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 108 points per contest and give up 127, which is a point differential of -19.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 0-1-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 0-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 0-1-0 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 1-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/19/18 SF Reggie Bullock Illness is probable Saturday vs Chicago
10/19/18 SF Stanley Johnson Toe is questionable Saturday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/19/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Detroit
10/19/18 PG Kris Dunn Personal is questionable Saturday vs Detroit
09/28/18 F Lauri Markkanen Elbow is out 6-8 weeks
Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 24 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night this year. He grabs 20 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Blake Griffin averages 26 points per contest in 34 minutes per game. He averages 6 assists per game and 8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Zach Lavine scores 30 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per game. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Bobby Portis averages 20 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also brings in 11 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 103 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 25%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 46 boards per contest and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14 per game. The Pistons allow 100 points per contest, which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 19% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 28 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 15th in the NBA with 108 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -19. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 39 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 28. The Bulls are 17th in turnovers per contest with 12. The Bulls give up 127 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 30 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 55 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 103, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Detroit is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 11th in the league.
Chicago is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Bulls are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.6, and their defensive rating of 117.2 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 108.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 17th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit -2.5
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