Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 10/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-2.5)
Little Caesars Arena is the location where the Detroit Pistons (20-52 last season) will try to defeat the Chicago Bulls (31-41 last year) on Wednesday. Detroit opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 220.5.
The Bulls played the Bucks and went home with a win by a final score of 118-112 in their last contest. Chicago ended the game with a 51.7% field goal percentage (45 out of 87) and converted 14 out of their 32 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls converted 14 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 73.7%. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 45 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 23 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of defending, Chicago let their opponent shoot 42.2% from the floor on 38 out of 90 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 14 assists and had 13 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Milwaukee grabbed 41 boards (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Milwaukee finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 24 of 32 attempts. They knocked down 12 out of their 37 shots from beyond the arc.
Get all of our NBA Parlay Picks
Coby White is someone who played a role in this matchup. He recorded 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played 31 minutes and also grabbed 5 boards. White finished the game shooting 46.2% from the floor and earned 5 assists.
Chicago comes into this one after finishing with a mark of 31-41 last year. The Bulls hit on 37.0% on 3-point shots (904 of 2,446) and 79.1% from the free throw line. They had an average of 110.7 pts per game (21st in the league) while connecting on 47.6% from the field. They turned it over 15.1 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 18.9 fouls per contest. As a group, Chicago pulled down 45.0 rebounds per game and sat with 1,927 assists last season, which was 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Bulls were able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They surrendered 35.6% on 3-point shots and they ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.6). The Bulls defense allowed a field goal percentage of 47.3% (2,983 of 6,313) and they surrendered 42.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They were ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,737 surrendered last year.
The last time they took the court, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-107 when they faced the Heat. The Pistons were able to snag 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 4 steals for the contest. The Heat had 19 fouls in this contest which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Detroit converted 11 out of their 35 tries (31.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Pistons shot 40 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.5%. The Pistons permitted the Heat to knock down 47 out of 84 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.0% for this game. They finished 38.2% from downtown by shooting 13 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Detroit permitted Miami to get 39 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Saddiq Bey ended up being a factor for the Pistons in the matchup. He knocked down 7 of 21 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and totaled 5 rebounds. Bey recorded 22 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists in the matchup.
Detroit had a win-loss mark of 20-52 last season. Detroit scored 7,676 pts last season (106.6 per game) and they grabbed 42.7 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Pistons shot 45.2% from the field, which had them ranked 24th in the league. The Pistons were responsible for committing 20.5 personal fouls every game and they shot 75.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists was at 24.2 times per contest (18th in basketball) and they turned the ball over 14.9 times per contest. The Pistons on the defensive side of the court were 10th in basketball in points allowed per game with 111.1. They were able to force 13.9 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (26th in the NBA). The Detroit defense allowed 36.2% on shots from distance (817 of 2,260) and their opposition made 76.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquished 24.8 dimes and 44.3 rebounds every game, which ranked them 15th and 17th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+2.5) and over 220.5 points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks