Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons NBA Point Spread Picks 3/10/2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 8.5 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 19-48. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.5 as they average 104.9 points per contest while giving up 112.4 per game. The Pistons have an overall mark of 33-31. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.8 points per contest and give up 107.8, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 30-35-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 29-38-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 32-31-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-33-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/08/19 C Zaza Pachulia Achilles is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine averages 23.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Andre Drummond averages 17.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 15.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Chicago averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Detroit is 23rd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Pistons are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Chicago is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Detroit is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Pistons are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -8.5
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