Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls NBA Tips 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 32-31. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 107.8 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 19-47 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 104.9 points per game and surrender 112.4, good for a point differential of -7.5.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 31-31-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 30-32-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 30-34-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 29-37-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/06/19 C Zaza Pachulia Achilles is questionable Friday vs Chicago
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
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Andre Drummond averages 17.6 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 15.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Zach Lavine averages 23.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Lauri Markkanen averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Pistons allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 28th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Bulls surrender 112.4 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls were 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game last season.
The Pistons are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Detroit is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Chicago is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -3.5
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