Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/5/14
Chicago Bulls (33-26) at Detroit Pistons (23-36)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls travel to The Palace to take on the Detroit Pistons tonight.
The Bulls have won nine of their last 11 but will be looking to bounce back after having their four-game win streak snapped on Monday by the Nets. Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer scored just 10 points each as the Bulls committed a season-high 28 turnovers which led to 30 points and never allowed them to get into any rhythm on offense. Chicago would end up losing the game by 96-80 which drops them to 33-27, just two games clear of the fifth-placed Washington in the Eastern Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Pistons managed to improve to 24-36 on Monday by beating the Knicks 96-85 to snap a four-game losing streak. Andre Drummond dominated with 17 points and a career-high 26 rebounds Will Bynum and Rodney Stuckey provided the scoring punch off the bench with 16 points apiece as the Pistons overcame a slow start with a dominant 57-41 second half. It was good to finally see the Pistons play some defense because in the seven games before the win, they had allowed an average of 112.3 points per game.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a loss of more than 10 points and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall, while the Pistons are 4-0 ATS int heir last four games following a win of more than 10 points and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on one days rest.
Head to head, the Bulls are 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Detroit.
Without seeing the line, I'm already leaning toward the Bulls in this one but I can't give my free pick until they post the official line so please check back later for my free pick. The line is out and so is my prediction...