Bulls vs. Pistons - 11/10/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (2-3) at Chicago Bulls (5-2)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -9 -- Over/Under: 190.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, CSNC
The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night at the United Center.
The Detroit Pistons have won two of their last three games but continue to struggle mightily on the offensive end. In a Sunday loss to the Utah Jazz, the Pistons shot just 38.7 percent from the field and 26.1 percent from three. Greg Monroe is 13-26 from the field with 18 rebounds in his last two games and Josh Smith has 27 points and nine assists in his last two games. Andre Drummond is starting to step things up with 41 rebounds in his last three games and Brandon Jennings has made seven threes in his last two games. Overall, the Detroit Pistons are averaging 91.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting and are allowing 95.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. The Pistons have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring less than 100 points. The Pistons have the talent to be a decent team but have to get going things going offensively.
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The Chicago Bulls have won four of their last five games and are one of the more balanced teams in the league. The Bulls are averaging 104.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler leads Chicago with 19.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds, while Pau Gasol is fitting in comfortably with 18.6 points and 10.6 rebounds. Mike Dunleavy has 40 points and four assists in his last two games and Joakim Noah has grabbed 20 rebounds in his last two contests as he continues to work his way back from injury. Star point guard Derrick Rose remains questionable for this contest with an ankle injury. Both of the Chicago Bulls losses this season have come at home.
The Pistons are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bulls are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
With the way the Pistons struggle to score and the way the Bulls play defense, the under for this game is the best play.