Pistons vs. Bulls Pick
Who the Oddsmakers Like: Detroit. According to oddsmakers at Bovada,lv, the Pistons are a 1-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total has been set at 210 points. Chicago actually opened as a 1-point favorite, while the total has jumped after opening at 207.
Who the Public Likes: Detroit. As of Saturday afternoon, 51 percent of public bets have come in on the Pistons.
Injury Report: Pistons forward Stanley Johnson has been dealing with a sore hip and is questionable tonight. Jon Leuer is sidelined with a sprained ankle and without a timetable for his return. Reggie Jackson is out another month with a sprained ankle. For the Bulls, Zach LeVine has recovered from a torn ACL and is expected to make his season debut tonight. Nikola Mirotic has missed the last two games with an illness, but is probable tonight. Cameron Payne is recovering from foot surgery and out until late January.
Who the Trends Like: Detroit is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 meetings in Chicago and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.Wjp
Who We Like: LaVine will eventually be a big help to the Bulls, but don't expect it tonight as he'll be on a minutes restriction and the chemistry with teammates isn't likely to be there in his first game action. Expect the time he's on the court to be the difference in the game, but in a negative way for the hosts.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS +1