Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 12/14/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
United Center is the location where the Chicago Bulls (17-10) will play the Detroit Pistons (4-22) on Tuesday.
The Pistons faced the Nets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-104 in their last game. Detroit walked away from the game having earned a 42.4% FG percentage (39 out of 92) and made 14 out of their 37 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pistons buried 12 of 18 tries for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 24 assists in this contest while creating 6 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In relation to the defense, Detroit let their opponent shoot 47.1% from the field on 41 of 87 shooting. Brooklyn earned 43 assists and had 28 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Brooklyn collected 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Brooklyn finished 92.0% from the charity stripe by making 23 of 25 tries. They made 11 out of their 28 shots from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Pistons ended up finishing with 22 while the Nets finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Cade Cunningham is one guy who came through in this matchup. He notched 26 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and collected 8 rebounds. Cunningham finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and distributed 6 assists.
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Detroit enters this matchup with a mark of 4-22 on the season. They turn it over 15.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Detroit is grabbing 42.3 boards per game and is sitting with 557 dimes on the season, which is 28th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pistons are connecting on 31.3% on 3-point shots (295 of 941) and 78.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 99.7 points per outing (29th in the league) while hitting 40.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They rank 16th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 632 conceded for the campaign. The Pistons defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.7% (1,054 of 2,208) and they relinquish 46.4 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 38.0% on 3-point shots while they are 22nd in the league in opponents PPG (109.4).
In their last game, the Bulls took a loss by a final score of 118-92 when they faced the Heat. The Bulls snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Heat were called for 8 fouls for this contest which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 13 of them for a rate of 65.0%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Chicago made 17 of 40 attempts (42.5%). Overall, the Bulls went 31 out of 83 from the floor which had them shooting 37.3%. The Bulls allowed the Heat to make 46 out of 93 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.5% in the game. They finished 44.2% from distance by shooting 19 of 43 and finished the contest at 7 of 9 from the free throw line (77.8%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Chicago allowed Miami to get 38 in total (12 offensive).
Zach LaVine pitched in for the Bulls in this contest. He buried 11 of 20 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. LaVine scored 33 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 4 assists in the game.
Chicago has a record of 17-10 on the campaign. The Bulls are committing 18.4 fouls per contest while shooting 81.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.3 times per game (15th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. Chicago has scored 2,923 points so far this year (108.3 per contest) and they collect 43.2 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Bulls are shooting 46.5% from the field, which is ranked 7th in the league.
The Chicago defense concedes 36.2% from downtown (316 of 874) and opponents are converting on 81.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.6 dimes and 44.4 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 8th and 11th in the league. The Bulls are ranked 10th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 105.7. They are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the field (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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