The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls meet Sunday in NBA action at the United Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 118.8 points on 49 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 16.1 points and 5.2 assists. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.2 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 24.9 points and 4.5 rebounds, while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.7 points and 5.1 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Pistons are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-0 in Pistons last 5 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Bulls last 9 overall. The Pistons are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 2-12 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls likely aren't playing anybody with their 10th spot locked up, but the Pistons have been horrible all year, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 10.6 points. Even with starters sitting, give me the Bulls and the chalk. The Pistons have been getting smoked all year.