Pistons at Bulls - 4/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (29-46) at Chicago Bulls (45-30)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -8.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls square off late Friday night at the United Center.
The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.8 points and 8.6 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13.6 points and 13.3 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Jodie Meeks is dishing 1.4 assists. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 47.2 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing 100-plus points. The Pistons have lost eight of their last 10 games on their home court. Greg Monroe and Spencer Dinwiddie are questionable with injuries.
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The Chicago Bulls look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 101 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.3 points and 3.2 assists while Pau Gasol is 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds. Aaron Brooks is dishing 3.1 assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 48.3 percent from the field and have won eight of their last 10 games when topping 100 points. The Bulls have a shot to get into the third seed in the East with a victory. Doug McDermott and Kirk Hinrich are questionable with injuries.
The Pistons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss. The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Pistons have done a nice job of covering games and even winning games you least expect. I like Detroit and the points in this spot.