Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (2-0) at Detroit Pistons (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSDT
The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons square off Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Chicago Bulls look to get off a 3-0 start after wins over the Cavaliers and Nets. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 97.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.5 points and four assists while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 18.5 points and nine rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing four assists and Pau Gasol is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls have been a lot more effective on the offensive end so far, as they’re averaging 10.5 threes per game and have five double-digit scorers. It’ll be interesting to see if the Bulls can keep this up, as this is a true East contender if they can continue to play at this level all season.
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The Detroit Pistons look for their own 3-0 start after wins over the Hawks and Jazz. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 99 points on 39.4 percent shooting and allowing 90.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 18.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 18 points and 14.5 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is dishing 4.5 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing eight rebounds. The Detroit Pistons have been the early surprise so far this season, as they’re 2-0 with a field goal percentage under 40 percent. However, the Pistons are averaging 51 rebounds and are holding teams to just 25.6 percent shooting from downtown. The Pistons are a team to watch.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I like this Pistons team, as they scrap and simply find a way to win even if it isn't pretty. Detroit is kind of like the Bulls of old. I think the Pistons can limit the Bulls offensively and find just enough offense to win this game at home. I'll take the free bucket here.