The 15-25 Detroit Pistons will be the road club when they battle the 24-16 Chicago Bulls in NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this game will come out on Wednesday afternoon as Bulls forward Luol Deng is listed as questionable with a hamstring issue.
The teams went head to head last on December 7th with the Bulls pulling out the 108-104 road win at Detroit as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 181 ½ points. Trend: Chicago Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their past five meetings with the Detroit Pistons.
Detroit is 4-14 on the road this season. The Pistons make it two wins in a row following a 105-90 home win last night against the Orlando Magic as a -4 ½ point home favorite. The total pushed the closing over under of 195 points. Detroit blew it open in the third quarter as they outscore Orlando 28-14. The team crushed the Magic on the glass by a 53-34 rebounding margin. Brandon Knight had 18 points and five assists for Detroit in the win. The Pistons are a top ten team in three key defensive categories such as points allowed, defensive and three point field goal percentages.
The Chicago Bulls are 12-11 on their home court this year. They have won four of their past five games following a 95-83 home win on Monday night against the LA Lakers as a +1 point underdog. The total came in at under 194 ½ points. The Bulls break open a tie game after three quarters by outscoring LA 26-14 in the final period. Chicago shot well from three hitting on 9 of 17 from beyond the arc. They held the Lakers to just 39% shooting and a miserable 3 of 17 shooting performance from the three point line. Kirk Hinrich led the Bulls with 28 points and 8 assists on 9 of 11 shooting. With Derrick Rose out of the lineup until after the All Star break the Bulls had to lean heavily on defense. They rank third in the NBA in points allowed and are second in defensive field goal percentage. Chicago gives up 91 points a game and under 43% shooting.