Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s game in the NBA. It’s an all Eastern Conference clash in Chicago as the Bulls welcome the Detroit Pistons to town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Chicago’s long 9-game win streak finally came to an end as they lost at Dallas 113-99 over the weekend. It was the first time in almost a month the Bulls left the court defeated, DeMar DeRozan did his part with 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting, it was Zach LaVine who really struggled going just 7-for-21 in that game. There was simply no answer for Luka Doncic either who had a triple-double in the win for the Mavs. Chicago remains in 1st place in the Eastern Conference, now 2 games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets after their loss last night at Portland. This team is currently on an 8-game win streak at the United Center, however they’ve had problems covering the spread recently going just 1-4 ATS in their last 5. Against the Pistons they are 9-1 SU in the last 10 meetings.
Detroit celebrated an unlikely home win over the Utah Jazz last night 126-116, behind a career-high night from Cade Cunningham who finished with 29 points and 8 assists. It was an impressive offensive showing from a team that normally struggles scoring the basketball. The Pistons finished the game shooting 51.6% from the field and made 19 of 37 shots from three-point land as well. They made the most out of the absence of Rudy Gobert, but tonight they are facing a totally different animal in Chicago. On the road they’ve won just 1 of 13 games and against the Bulls they’ve dropped 9 in a row and have failed to cover in each of those 9 games.
The Bulls enter tonight’s game as 13.5 point favorites, that’s a bit unrealistic if you ask me. Their last 4 wins have been by 8, 4, 1 and 2 points so it’s not like they are blowing out opponents on a regular basis. The Pistons have also won 2 in a row beating Orlando and Utah. Not too long ago they also beat the defending champions Bucks on the road by 9 points. I’m taking the Pistons and the extra points here.
Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons Predictions & Odds
Detroit +13.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
None of the last 6 games between these 2 teams have finished Over 220.5 points which is the total set for tonight’s game. In fact if we look at the O/U numbers for the past 10 meetings the under has cashed 7 times and they are averaging just 204.6 points during that stretch of games. In the last 5 meetings at United Center the under has cashed 4 times, I think that’s a sign of things to come in tonight’s game as well. The pistons have gone under in 5 of 7 vs East teams, while the Bulls have played in more games that went under the total than over this season. Detroit is 10th in pace while the Bulls are 6 spots below them. The 2 games played this season have finished 94-88 and 97-82, so with the style of play these 2 teams have in head-to-head meetings I think backing the under is the way to go here.
Under 220.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365