Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls NBA Tips 11/20/2019
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -1
Zach Lavine and the Chicago Bulls (4-10, 5th in the Central Division) play the Detroit Pistons (4-9, 4th in the Central Division) at United Center on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Detroit opens this matchup as 1 point dogs. The over/under opens at 218.
The Pistons cover the spread 33.3% of the time, having gone 4-8-1 ATS. Chicago is covering 42.9% of the time, going 6-8-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/15/2019 Tony Snell SG Hip Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/18/2019 Luke Kornet PF Nose Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/16/2019 Jr SF Foot Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
11/12/2019 Cristiano Felicio PF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 19.6 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 17.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Zach Lavine averages 20.9 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 17.5 per game. The Pistons allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 26.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 21st in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -4.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Bulls are 16th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Bulls surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 49.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.9 per game.
The Pistons are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 24th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Chicago is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 14th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -1
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