Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls NBA Tips 11/1/2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
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United Center is the venue where Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls (1-4, 5th in the Central Division) will take on the Detroit Pistons (2-3, 3rd in the Central Division) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Chicago as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 217.5.
The Pistons cover the spread 40.0% of the time, having gone 2-3-0 ATS. Chicago is covering 20.0% of the time, going 1-4-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/30/2019 Blake Griffin PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
10/30/2019 Derrick Rose PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/30/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/30/2019 Chandler Hutchison SF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 17.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Derrick Rose averages 20.4 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 1.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Zach Lavine averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 19.0 per game. The Pistons allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 27.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 23rd in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -6.0. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21.0. The Bulls are 29th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Bulls surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 53.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 19.4 per game.
The Pistons are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 24th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Detroit is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Chicago is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Bulls are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -4.5
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