Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 3/1/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Little Caesars Arena is the location where the Detroit Pistons will play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.
The Bulls faced off with the Wizards and walked away with a win by a score of 102-82 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the contest with a 50.6% field goal percentage (40 out of 79) and made 8 of 30 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulls converted 14 of 17 shots for a rate of 82.4%. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 39 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while forcing 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about the defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 42.1% from the field on 32 of 76 shooting. Washington dished out 22 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Washington grabbed 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Washington ended up going 52.2% from the free throw line by burying 12 of 23 tries. They made 6 out of their 28 tries from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Bulls walked away with 19 while the Wizards finished the game with 18 fouls.
DeMar DeRozan is one player who had an impact in this game. He racked up 29 points on 11 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and collected 2 rebounds. DeRozan finished the game at 73.3% from the floor and totaled 6 dimes.
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Chicago heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 28-33 so far this season. They turn it over 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Chicago is grabbing 43.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,470 assists this year, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are shooting 35.9% on shots from 3-point land (629 of 1,754) and 80.9% from the free throw line. They average 113.2 pts per contest (19th in the NBA) while shooting 48.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 14.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They rank 21st in basketball in giving up assists with 1,571 surrendered so far this year. The Bulls defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.7% (2,496 of 5,342) and they surrender 43.4 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 35.0% on three-point shots while they are 10th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pistons took a defeat with a final score of 117-106 when they faced the Hornets. In the matter of rebounds, Detroit allowed Charlotte to get 46 in total (7 offensive). They shot 50.0% from beyond the arc by going 13 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). The Pistons allowed the Hornets to convert 43 out of 83 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.8% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Pistons walked away from this one shooting 42 for 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.7%. With regard to shooting from distance, Detroit converted 3 out of 26 attempts (11.5%). They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 70.4%. The Hornets earned 22 fouls for this game which took the Pistons to the free throw line for 27 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 12 steals in the matchup. The Pistons were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for this game.
Hamidou Diallo pitched in for the Pistons for the contest. He knocked down 10 out of 15 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Diallo tallied 23 points in his 33 mins of playing time and added 2 dimes for the matchup.
Detroit has a record of 15-47 so far this season. The Pistons are committing 22.4 fouls every game and they shoot 77.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.8 times per contest (26th in the league) and they turn it over 15.0 times per contest. Detroit has totaled 6,927 points this year (111.7 per contest) and they pull down 42.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Pistons are shooting 45.4% from the floor, which is ranked 28th in the league.
The Pistons on defense are ranked 29th in the league in PPG allowed with 119.2. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 49.0% from the field (28th in basketball). The Detroit defense allows 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc (750 of 2,072) and their opponents are making 78.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 25.6 assists and 45.0 boards every game, which ranks them 17th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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