Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 5/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Chicago Bulls (27-39) are headed to Little Caesars Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Detroit Pistons (20-47).
The Chicago Bulls faced off with the Charlotte Hornets and earned the victory with a final of 120-99 in their last contest. Chicago ended the contest having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (46 of 91) and knocked down 18 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Bulls converted 10 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 58.8%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled a total of 56 with 15 of them being offensive. They also recorded 33 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. With respect to defense, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 42.2% from the floor on 38 out of 90 shooting. Charlotte distributed 29 dimes and had 11 steals for the game. Moreover, Charlotte snagged 45 boards (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Charlotte shot 38.9% at the charity stripe by making 7 of 18 attempts. They knocked down 16 out of their 35 tries from downtown.
Nikola Vucevic is a player who was a major contributor for the game. He had 29 points on 12 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 30:39 mins played and also collected 14 boards. Vucevic finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Bulls was Coby White. He snagged 4 rebounds in 30:07 min played. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the floor in the game by going 5-of-12 (14 points). When all was said and done, White totaled 6 assists.
Chicago will enter this game with a record of 27-39 for the season. They average 110.8 pts per game (20th in the league) while going 47.8% from the field. The Bulls are shooting 36.7% on 3-pointers (814 of 2,221) and 79.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 44.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,775 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 15.4 times per game and as a team they commit 19.0 fouls every game. Defensively, the Bulls are able to force 12.8 turnovers every game while drawing 17.9 fouls. The Bulls defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (848 of 1,183) and they relinquish 42.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,600 surrendered for the season. They relinquish 35.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 17th in the league in points per game allowed (112.2).
In their last game, the Detroit Pistons got the victory with a final of 111-97 when they faced the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pistons corralled 34 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 39 for this contest. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Grizzlies earned 14 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Detroit knocked down 11 out of 28 attempts (39.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Pistons ended up shooting 44 out of 83 from the floor which had them sitting at 53.0%. The Pistons allowed the Grizzlies to convert 38 of their 89 tries from the field which had them at 42.7% in the game. They went 27.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 out of 37 and finished the game at 11 of 17 from the charity stripe (64.7%). Concerning how they rebounded, Detroit permitted Memphis to collect 42 in total (12 offensive).
Cory Joseph ended up being a major contributor for the Pistons in the game. He buried 8 out of 16 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. Joseph earned 18 points in his 34:50 mins on the court and tallied 11 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Detroit was Isaiah Stewart. He accumulated 1 assist in 30:51 minutes played, and he converted 6 of 14 from the floor. Stewart ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor as well as totaling 15 points and 7 boards.
Detroit has a record of 20-47 on the year. The Pistons are committing 20.6 fouls per game and they hit 76.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.3 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per contest. Detroit has scored 7,178 points for the season (107.1 per game) and they pull down 42.9 boards per contest. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which ranks 24th in the league. The Pistons on the defensive end are ranked 11th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 110.9. They relinquish 24.6 assists and 44.4 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 14th and 17th in the league. The Detroit defense concedes 36.5% from downtown (760 of 2,084) and opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 14.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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