Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons - 3/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (12-29) vs Chicago Bulls (18-22)
Game Info: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons meet Sunday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.5 points and five assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is dishing 4.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 13.4 points and 2.1 assists. Shaddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Delon Wright is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall. The Bulls are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Detroit and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls are back on the struggle bus, but they play their best ball on the road where they win by an average of 2.6 points and are 13-4 against the spread. The Detroit Pistons are coming off back to back wins, but it's going to take more than that for me to get behind this club. The Pistons still struggle defensively and they lose by an average of 3.4 points in the underdog role. If the Bulls are going to make a case for the playoffs, they have to take advantage of games like this. I'll lay the bucket.