Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+4)
The Chicago Bulls (11-15) play the Detroit Pistons (8-19) at United Center on Wednesday. Detroit opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The O/U is set at 227.
The Detroit Pistons faced off with the New Orleans Pelicans and walked away with a win by a score of 123-112 in their last game. Detroit finished having earned a 53.6% field goal percentage (45 out of 84) and converted 17 of 35 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Pistons made 16 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 37 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 34 assists in the game in addition to getting 3 steals and 8 blocks. In terms of defending, Detroit allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the field on 40 out of 90 shooting. New Orleans earned 23 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Pelicans collected 44 boards (18 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. New Orleans finished the game at 82.1% from the free throw line by making 23 of 28 shots. They converted 9 of 35 tries from distance.
Delon Wright is a player who was a contributor for the matchup. He totaled 17 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:11 minutes played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Wright finished the game shooting 85.7% from the field and dished out 6 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Pistons was Mason Plumlee. He snagged 10 boards and also accumulated 10 dimes. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor in this contest by shooting 8-of-12 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Plumlee played 30:29 minutes.
Detroit enters this game with a record of 8-19 on the year. They currently have an average of 108.9 pts per game (24th in basketball) while hitting 43.7% from the floor. The Pistons are connecting on 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (345 of 969) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Detroit is collecting 42.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 655 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 19th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.6 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Pistons are able to force 15.7 turnovers every game while drawing 21.7 fouls. They are ranked 18th in the NBA in allowing assists with 679 relinquished so far this season. The Pistons defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.3% (425 of 585) and they surrender 45.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They give up 38.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 20th in the league in PPG allowed (113.0).
For their last game, the Chicago Bulls took home the win by a final score of 120-112 against the Indiana Pacers. The Bulls were able to collect 47 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 60 in this game. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 6 steals for the game. The Pacers were called for 23 fouls for this game which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for 22 attempts. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 86.4%. Concerning shots from distance, Chicago converted 13 of 33 tries (39.4%). When the game finished, the Bulls ended up going 44 for 102 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.1%. The Bulls allowed the Pacers to make 39 of 92 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4% in this contest. They shot 27.3% from distance by hitting 9 out of 33 and ended up going 25 of 31 at the free throw line (80.6%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Chicago permitted Indiana to pull down 47 overall (8 offensive).
Zach LaVine ended up being a factor for the Bulls for the contest. He knocked down 11 out of 25 for the game for a field goal percentage of 44.0%, which had him sitting at 30 points. LaVine snagged 9 boards in his 38:21 mins of time on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the game. One more player who came through for Chicago was Coby White. He scored 19 points in 43:41 mins on the hardwood via 7 of 18 shooting for the game. White walked away from this one going 38.9% from the field as well as earning 8 assists and 7 boards.
Chicago has a record of 11-15 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Bulls are connecting on 47.8% from the floor, which ranks 7th in the league. Chicago has scored 2,988 pts on the season (114.9 per game) and they collect 44.2 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 26.3 times per contest (8th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 16.5 times per game. The Bulls are committing 20.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 80.1% from the free throw line. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 27th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 116.0. They concede 23.8 dimes and 42.9 boards per game, which is ranked 8th and 8th in the league. The Chicago defense gives up 36.3% on shots from 3-point land (321 of 884) and their opponents are converting on 77.1% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the field (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-4)
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