Bulls vs. Pistons Prediction
After a win in Chicago on Friday night, will the Detroit Pistons be able to grab another win over the Bulls when they meet up in Detroit today at noon ET?
501 Chicago Bulls vs. 502 Detroit Pistons
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Noon ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pistons are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 217 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on the Pistons at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bulls lose big lead
The Chicago Bulls had a big lead in the first half on Detroit on Friday before losing 112-104 to the Pistons. They have lost and failed to cover in three of their last four. Chicago is now 19-48 on the season, 11-21 on the road, 30-36-1 against the spread and 36-29-2 with the under.
Chicago has struggled on offense all season, averaging 104.9 points per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Defensively, the Bulls are giving up 112.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.8 percent against them. Zach LaVine is leading the team with 23.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game while Lauri Markkanen is adding 19.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest.
Pistons rally for another win
Detroit rallied in the second half to earn the win over Chicago on Friday. The Pistons have won and covered the spread in four straight games. Detroit is 33-31 overall, 20-13 at home, 32-30-2 against the spread and 33-31 with the under.
The Pistons are a solid defensive team, allowing just 107.8 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 44.4 percent from the field. Blake Griffin is leading the team with 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Andre Drummond is adding 17.6 points and 15.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, but 0-5 ATS in their last five division games.
The Pistons have covered the spread in six straight home games and in five straight conference games.
The Pistons played some ugly basketball in the first half against Chicago, but got their act together in the second half and dominated. Drummond really dominated the glass and sparked the rally while Griffin made some big shots. With these two teams moving to Detroit, I would expect the second half performance to continue. The Pistons are growing as a team at the right time and seem past their previous days when they played down to their competition.
NBA Prediction: Detroit Pistons -8.5