Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 12/30/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
United Center is the location where the Chicago Bulls will attempt to beat the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
The Pistons took the court against the Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 121-101 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Pistons ended up with 25 while the Magic finished the game with 26 fouls. They converted 5 out of their 22 attempts from 3-point range. Orlando finished 76.5% from the free throw line by converting 26 of their 34 attempts. In addition, Orlando snagged 47 rebounds (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Orlando recorded 24 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In regard to defense, Detroit allowed their opponent to shoot 41.2% from the field on 35 out of 85 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 49 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pistons converted 31 of 40 attempts for a percentage of 77.5%. Detroit finished the game having earned a 45.0% FG percentage (36 of 80) and buried 18 of their 42 shots from 3-point land.
Alec Burks is a guy who had an impact in this matchup. Burks shot 90.9% from the floor and dished out 4 assists. He played for 31 mins played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. He was able to score 32 points on 10 out of 11 shooting.
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Detroit heads into this game with a mark of 9-28 for the season. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 22.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Detroit is pulling in 43.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 820 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pistons are shooting 35.0% from downtown (431 of 1,232) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.4 pts per contest (22nd in the NBA) while connecting on 44.8% from the field.
On defense, the Pistons are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 30th in the league in allowing assists with 955 surrendered on the season. The Pistons are allowing a shooting percentage of 48.6% (1,596 of 3,284) and they concede 45.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 35.6% from 3-point land while they are 29th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.5).
In their last game, the Bulls went home victorious with a score of 119-113 when they played the Bucks. The Bulls pulled down 45 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 52 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Bucks earned 21 personal fouls in this contest which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 30 tries. They were able to make 26 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 86.7%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago made 9 of their 23 attempts (39.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bulls shot 42 out of 92 from the field which had them shooting 45.7%. The Bulls allowed the Bucks to make 41 of their 110 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.3% in the matchup. They finished 20.5% from three-point range by going 9 of 44 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 32 from the free throw line (68.8%). With respect to rebounds, Chicago allowed Milwaukee to collect 61 in total (22 on the offensive glass).
DeMar DeRozan was important for the Bulls in the game. He knocked down 15 out of 25 in the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, and earned 10 rebounds. DeRozan scored 42 points in his 44 minutes on the hardwood and earned 5 assists for the contest.
Chicago has a record of 15-19 so far this year. The Bulls are responsible for committing 19.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 81.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.9 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. Chicago has scored 3,861 points this year (113.6 per contest) and they pull down 42.3 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Bulls are hitting on 48.3% from the field, which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Bulls defensively are ranked 18th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 115.0. They have forced 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the floor (22nd in the NBA). The Chicago defense gives up 37.4% from downtown (461 of 1,234) and their opponents are connecting on 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 26.4 dimes and 43.9 rebounds every game, which is 26th and 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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