Bulls vs Pistons 1/11/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -1
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (14-25, 3rd in the Central Division) play the Chicago Bulls (13-25, 4th in the Central Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Detroit opens this game as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 216.5.
The Bulls are covering the spread 48.6% of the time, having gone 18-19-1 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 36.8% of the time, going 14-24-1 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/09/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Ankle is probable Friday vs Indiana
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
10/29/19 PG Reggie Jackson Back is out indefinitely
01/09/20 PF Markieff Morris Foot is questionable Saturday vs Chicago
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Lavine averages 23.9 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Derrick Rose averages 17.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Andre Drummond averages 17.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 16.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Chicago averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Detroit is 22nd in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Pistons are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Chicago is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Detroit is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Pistons are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 21st. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +1
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