Pistons vs. Bulls - 3/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (41-28) at Detroit Pistons (24-44)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSDT
The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons meet Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.4 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 11.4 points and 2.9 assists. Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Joakim Noah is dishing 4.5 assists. The Chicago Bulls are trying to get 100 percent healthy, as Gibson returned and played 11 minutes in a Friday win over the Raptors. Now the Bulls have to figure out how to win games on the road, as they’ve lost five of their last six away from home. The Bulls are shooting just 42.8 percent from the field in their last five games.
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The Detroit Pistons could use a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 97.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 7.9 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13 points and 13.3 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is shooting 39.7 percent from the field and Jodie Meeks is dishing 1.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons just can’t wait for the season to end, as they’ve lost 10 straight when scoring less than 100 points and are shooting just 41.2 percent from the field in their last five games. The good news for the Pistons is that eight of their last nine wins have come at home. Greg Monroe is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pistons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Bulls are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Detroit and 20-9-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings overall.
Would you pick the Pistons in this game with low chalk? Me neither.. Detroit has checked out a while ago while the Bulls are still fighting for playoff seeding. Take Chicago and lay the bucket.