Pistons vs. Bulls Prediction
Will the Detroit Pistons continue their recent surge as they hit the road to face the Chicago Bulls tonight at 8PM ET?
563 Detroit Pistons vs. 564 Chicago Bulls
Friday, March 8, 2019
8PM ET – United Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent going on the Pistons on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pistons on a roll
Detroit has won six of its last seven games following a 131-114 win at home over the Timberwolves on Wednesday. The Pistons have covered the spread in five of their last six as well. Detroit is 32-31 overall, 12-18 on the road, 31-30-2 against the spread and 32-31 with the under.
The Pistons are a solid defensive team, allowing just 107.9 points per game while holding opponents to just 34 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, the Pistons are putting up 107.8 points per game while shooting just 44.2 percent from the field. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 25.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 17.6 points and 15.1 rebounds per contest.
Bulls upset Philly
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a 108-107 win at home over Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Bulls have won and covered the spread in three of their last five games. Chicago is now 19-47 on the season, 8-25 at home, 30-35-1 against the spread and 35-29-2 with the under.
Chicago has struggled on offense all season, averaging 104.9 points per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Defensively, the Bulls are giving up 112.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.7 percent against them. Zach LaVine is leading the team with 23.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while Lauri Markkanen is adding 19.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pistons have covered the spread in four straight conference games and in six of their last seven against losing teams.
The Bulls are 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 home games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a win.
The Pistons have won five straight meetings with the Bulls, covering the spread in four of the victories. Chicago and Detroit both struggle on offense, but the Pistons actually have a good defense. That is something the Bulls don’t have. The Pistons seem to have finally clicked and have climbed to sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. They are playing their best basketball right now and it’s time for them to start playing well on the road as well.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -3.5