Pistons Host Bulls At The Palace Of Auburn Hills


The Chicago Bulls will be on the road this Friday evening, December 7 for a betting matchup against the Detroit Pistons that is set to take place at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, with tip off schedule for 7:35 PM EST. The Oddsmakers have set the line listing the visiting Bulls as a slim -2 1/2 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at a low 182 points. The Bulls enter this contest with a less than impressive overall record of 9-8 and an even worse ATS record of just 5-12 after 17 games played so far this season. They are a modest 4-3 against the spread when playing on the road, and when listed as a favorite they are a poor 4-8 in twelve chances thus far. Meanwhile, the Pistons are just 6-14 straight up, but are slightly better against the spread, with a 9-11 record. At home they are 5-4 ATS and when listed as the underdog, which has happened 14 times in the early going, they are 7-7 versus the number. Detroit scores 93.2 points a night, which ranks 25th best in the NBA. Betting Trends The Bulls are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games played on a Friday, but just 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 games played overall. Chicago has stayed under the total in five consecutive games played on a Friday. The Pistons are 4-0 against the spread in their last four matchups against teams in their own division, but are only 3-7 ATS in their last ten games played on a Friday. Detroit has stayed under the posted total in four of their last five games overall. Prediction The Bulls are obviously a much better team than the Pistons even though they haven’t really produced against the number this season. That said, I expect the Bulls to get a straight up win on the road, while also covering the point spread in this contest versus the Pistons. Bulls – 2 1/2 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.