Two Eastern Conference team with opposite goals for the season are clashing, when the rebuilding Chicago Bulls (19-47), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the playoff-bound Detroit Pistons (32-31), who are red-hot having lost only once in their last 7 games.
Date/Time: 03-08-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Chicago Bulls +4
Chicago Bulls have a 19-47 record (30-35-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Sixers with a 108-107 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 23.8 ppg, adding 4.6 boards and 4.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Lauri Markkanen with 19.3 ppg and a team high 9.3 boards per game.
Detroit Pistons have a 32-31 record (31-30-2 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Nets in the 6th place of the East. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won at home against the Timberwolves with a 131-114 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Blake Griffin with 25.2 ppg, adding 7.9 boards and a team high 5.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Andre Drummond with 17.6 ppg and a team high 15.1 boards per game.
Pistons have won both previous meetings against the Bulls this season (at home by 19 points and on the road by 2). Bulls have an 8-25 home record, while the Pistons are 12-18 on the road. Pistons are better both offensively, scoring 107.8 ppg to Bulls’ 104.9 and defensively, allowing 107.9 pgg to Bulls’ 112.4. Bulls on the other hand have better percentages both in field goals (45.2% to 44.2%) and in 3-pointers (35.2% to 34.8%). Pistons are better in boards grabbed (45.4 to 42.6), in dimes made (22.5 to 22.2) and in turnovers committed (13.4 to 13.7). Pistons are the favorite in this game and Vegas odds give them a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Prediction: Detroit Pistons -4 (-109)
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