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Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons 01/11/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons 01-11-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons 01/11/2020 – The Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons will wrap up their four-game regular-season series on Friday at Little Caesars Arena. The Bulls are gunning for a sweep after defeating their Central Division rival in their first three meetings. However, Las Vegas betting lines put the Bulls at +140 underdogs as they dropped their last six games.

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons 01/11/2020

When: January 11, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons 01/11/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Bulls +1 (-110) 216.5 o (-110) +140

Detroit Pistons
-1 (-110) 216.5 u (-110) -160
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Chicago Bulls Betting

The Bulls’ postseason dream this season is slowly fading away after yet another disappointing loss. The Bulls are among the worst shooting team in the NBA at 43.1 percent from the field. Yet, they always seem to find their bearings whenever they face the Pistons. In Chicago’s 119-107 win last December 21, Zach Lavine scored 33 points on 9-for-15 shooting, while Coby White added 19 off the bench.

Players to watch: Zach LaVine (23.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 4.0 APG)

Lauri Markkanen (15.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.6 APG)

Wendell Carter, Jr. (11.7 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 1.2 APG)

Detroit Pistons Betting

The Pistons absorbed a big blow in the gut after learning that Blake Griffin will be out probably for the remainder of the season following knee surgery. Without Griffin, Detroit could be a big seller in the trade market in the coming weeks. Andre Drummond’s name has been floating around, while Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris could be on the move as well. As for Friday’s ballgame against the Bulls, the Pistons will continue to heavily lean on Drummond and Rose to finally end their losing spell against Chicago.

Players to watch: Andre Drummond (17.5 PPG, 16.0 RPG, 2.7 APG)

Derrick Rose (17.5 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 5.8 APG)

Langston Galloway (10.7 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 1.4 APG)

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons 01/11/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Chicago are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Chicago are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against Detroit.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 8 games on the road.
Chicago are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit.
Chicago are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Chicago are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Detroit Pistons

Detroit are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit’s last 10 games.
Detroit are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games at home.
Detroit are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games this season.
Detroit are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Pistons are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Central division.
Detroit are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen PF Ankle is probable Saturday vs Detroit
Wendell Carter Jr. C Ankle is out indefinitely

Detroit Pistons

Blake Griffin PF Knee is out indefinitely
Markieff Morris PF Foot is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Reggie Jackson PG Back is out indefinitely
Luke Kennard SG Knee is out indefinitely
Bruce Brown Jr. SG Thumb is probable Saturday vs Chicago

Head-to-Head
Chicago Bulls Detroit Pistons
18-20 Against the Spread 14-23
19-19 Straight Up 23-15
105 Points per Game 108
107 Points Allowed per Game 111
43.06 Offensive FG% 46.42
76.17 Offensive FT% 74.44
35.37 Offensive 3PT% 37.25
45.71 Defensive FG% 45.71
76.23 Defensive FT% 77.24
33.63 Defensive 3PT% 37.48

Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks

The Bulls-Pistons regular-season series is quite tricky for NBA parlay and NBA Moneyline bettors. While it’s true Chicago has the Pistons’ numbers in the first three games, a six-game losing skid should be a worrisome sign that things aren’t going well for Chicago. Will the Pistons finally get the breakthrough win this time around?

Moneyline: The Bulls opened at +140 as the underdogs in the match. The Pistons are coming off a tough 115-112 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and might not be a solid pick at -160. My money is on the Bulls scoring a sweep over the Pistons largely because they are the healthier team coming into the game.

ATS: By way of an upset win, The Bulls will cover the spread and improve their ATS card to 19-19-1 his season.

TOTALs: I pick OVER. I expect the total score of this game to surpass 217 points. The Bulls have surpassed the century mark in each of the three wins vs. the Pistons this season. The Pistons also scored at least 110 points in their home-and-away series vs. the Cavaliers recently.

Score Prediction: 112 -108 Bulls