Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls Point Spread Pick - Odds and Predictions

January 13, 8:05 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Chicago -1

The Detroit Pistons will square off with Central Division rival Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 PM and is set to be broadcasted on both FSN and WGN live from the Windy City. The rivalry series is known for a rugged and physical style of play and as a result it has been nothing short of competitive as of late. Each team has won three of the previous six meetings overall. The two teams last met in March of 2017 in Chi-town, where the Bulls would smack the Pistons 117-95.

Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls Overview

Motor City enters off a 114-80 road win at Brooklyn where the Pistons simply dominated the Nets on their own floor. As for the Bulls, they come in off a delightful overtime victory win where they edged the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden by virtue of a three-pointer. As mentioned previously, the Bulls ignited before the New Year but had since tapered off and cooled down. The Bulls had lost four of their last five contests previous to the win in The Big Apple. Nevertheless, since going on a remarkable seven-game home winning streak, the Bulls have since lost their last three at the United Center.


Detroit at Chicago NBA Key Betting Trends

  • On the season, Detroit stands at 22-18 SU while also boasting a 23-15-2 record against the spread.
  • As for Chicago, the Bulls stand at 15-27 SU.
  • Against the spread, the Bulls have been a cash cow as they are 24-17-1.

Public Money

In the early stages, the public seems down the middle about both parties in this bout. 52% of the cash is with the Bulls in this market. Overall, 60% of the tickets are also on the Bulls. Despite this the line has remained idle. On the Money Line, Detroit comes in as a -105 choice as opposed to the Bulls who come in at -115. The Over/Under Line is currently offered at 206.5 after falling by a point, indicating action on the Under. On the contrary, 74% of the cash is on the Over in this market.

Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls Pick

This game is priced as a toss-up and in situations like that value often lies with the underdog. This is because we can reduce the juice in scenarios such at this which is quintessential in a 50/50 play such as this one. The fact remains, the Bulls have seemed to have lost their moxie in the Windy City and it will be hard to find against a team as physical and as scrappy as the Pistons. In rivalry games such as this one, home court is less of a factor compared to the norm. Detroit is coming in off an astounding road win its own right and they will hone that momentum here to take full advantage of a Chicago team set up for a let-down after an emotional and hard fought win.

Free Pick: 
Take Detroit -105