Pistons vs. Bulls - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (23-16) at Detroit Pistons (22-18)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -2 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSDT
The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons meet Monday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Chicago Bulls look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.6 points and 4.2 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.3 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.8 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of their last nine road games. Kirk Hinrich is questionable.
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The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 101.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.5 points and 6.6 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.8 points and 15.5 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last nine home games.
The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest. The Pistons are 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Monday games. The Bulls are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pistons continue to grind things out and are coming off a big win over the Warriors. While this may be a letdown game for the home team, the Bulls have been very lousy on the road. I'll lay the bucket.