Bulls vs Pistons Pro Basketball Betting Report
On Saturday night, the Detroit Pistons head to Chicago to take on the Bulls in NBA Lines action. The Pistons (40-35) are in second place in the Central Division and just knocked off the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, 88-82. They host Dallas on Friday night before heading to Chicago for Saturday’s game. The Bulls (38-37) are in fourth place in the Central Division and just beat the Rockets down in Houston on Thursday night, 103-100.
How To Bet On The Detroit vs Chicago NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why should you bet on the Pistons?
Before you anoint the Pistons as one of the elite teams in the NBA, it’s important to point out that Kevin Durant sat out of the Thunder-Pistons match up as part of a strategy to rest him for the postseason stretch run. However, the Thunder still make up an intimidating crew without Durant, and holding on for the win was impressive. Marcus Morris posted 24 points in the Pistons’ win. It will be interesting to see if the Pistons end up having a trap game against Dallas Friday night, though, looking over them to their match up against their Central Division rivals on Saturday.
Why should you put your money on Chicago?
Chicago knocked off a Houston team that has been the textbook definition of inconsistency, as they knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers (albeit without LeBron) before going home to lose to Chicago. The Bulls have been inconsistent themselves, knocking off some quality teams and then losing such eye-openers as both ends of a home-and-home series with the Knicks last week. Jimmy Butler is clearly back, as he posted 21 points against the Rockets, but the star of the night was Nikola Mirotic, who dropped 28 on the home team to help the Bulls come out on top.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You have a team that is fighting for the chance to make it into the playoffs in Chicago; you have a tired Pistons team who did beat Cleveland this week but will have played Dallas the night before and can have some defensive lapses. I like Chicago to win this game at home, 101-97.