Piston vs Bulls Betting Odds and Pick – December 19, 2016

The Detroit Pistons have not exactly been lighting the world on fire for bettors, going just 3-5 ATS in their past eight, but they have been a fantastic bet against the Chicago Bulls. The Pistons have gone 7-1 ATS in their past eight games against the Bulls, which includes a 102-91 victory earlier this month.

– Shark Bites
  • The Pistons are 3-15 SU in their last 18 games on the road against the Bulls.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Bulls’ last 7 games as favorite.
  • The Pistons are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last 6 games after a loss.

The Pistons have predicated their game on their defensive prowess this season, but they have been terrible on that end of the court in their past two games. Detroit, holding opponents to 96.9 points per game on the season, has allowed 227 points on 48.5 percent shooting in its past two. Stan Van Gundy does have the Pistons playing better on the road, as they have gone 5-2 in their past seven while traveling after opening the season 1-8 in their first nine road games.

Offense has been the issue for the Bulls during their three-game losing streak, highlighted by an embarrassing 69-point performance against the Milwaukee Bucks in their last outing. Chicago ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in both shooting percentage and 3-point percentage, as the team has shot 43.6 percent from the floor and a league-worst 30.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Chicago Bulls as -3-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 197.5 earlier at Bovada.

A 2-0 result in favor of the Bulls is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Pistons will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 14-15 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Chicago Bulls are 13-13 ATS. Detroit is 10-16 vs the betting total points scored; Chicago is 9-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Detroit injuries news.

The Chicago Bulls sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark , while the Detroit Pistons are at No. 10 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago’s No. 23-ranked offense averaging 101.12 PPG, against a Detroit Pistons defense that ranks No. 3 at 96.9 PPG. The Chicago Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.57% so far, less than the Detroit Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 45.16% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got 28 points from Marcus Morris en route to a 97-79 loss against Philadelphia on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Jimmy Butler went off for 31 points and added 7 rebounds leading Chicago to a 105-100 win over Miami on Saturday at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games
  • Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chicago is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Memphis, Wednesday, December 21st
Chicago home to Washington, Wednesday, December 21st

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