Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (2-3) at Chicago Bulls (1-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5
Derrick Rose faces his former team as the Detroit Pistons pay a visit to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Friday.
The Detroit Pistons have endured a rough start to the season as they’ve lost three of their first five games and they will be hoping to bounce back after falling to the Raptors in a 125-113 road loss on Wednesday. Andre Drummond led the team with 21 points, 22 rebounds and three assists, Langston Galloway added 17 points off the bench while Derrick Rose and Marcus Morris each scored 16 points. As a team, the Pistons shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 30 from the 3-point line as they hung with the Raptors except in the first and third quarters where they allowed a combined 74 points. Blake Griffin has yet to suit up this season, but the news is that he is training without pain, but Reggie Jackson remains out with soreness in his back.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have won just one of their first five games and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after falling just short to the lowly Cavaliers in a 117-111 road loss on Wednesday. Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen led the team in scoring with 16 points each, Otto Porter Jr. and Wendell Carter Jr. each scored 15 points while Thaddeus Young chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Bulls shot 43 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the Cavaliers in a tight contest, before falling away in the fourth quarter where the Cavaliers poured on 37 points to steal the game late.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against the Eastern Conference and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bulls are 6-23 ATS in their last 29 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 0-7 ATS in their last seven against the Eastern Conference.
Head to head, the home team is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the Pistons are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings.
The Bulls are still looking to build some momentum, but things only went from bad to worse after falling to the lowly Cavaliers on Wednesday. The Pistons haven’t been much better as they’re struggling without key players in Griffin and Jackson, but they are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings while the Bulls are 6-23 ATS in their last 29 home games. With that being said, I think the Pistons represent decent value as the road underdogs in this meeting.