Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 9, 2021

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The Chicago Bulls (28-39) hit the road in Central Division action against the Detroit Pistons (20-48) on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The Bulls are favored by 9 points in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The matchup's point total is set at 221.5.

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Bulls vs Pistons Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bulls -9 -110 -110 221.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Chicago's games this season have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup point total (221.5 points) in 50.7% of opportunities (34 out of 67 matchups).
  • In Detroit's games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Sunday's matchup total in 28 out of 68 matchups (41.2%).
  • The total for the game of 221.5 is 3.5 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Bulls (110.9 points per game) and the Pistons (107.1 points per game).
  • The 223 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 1.5 more than the 221.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Bulls have seen a 222.9 over/under in their games this season, 1.4 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Pistons' games have an over/under of 218.1 points this season, 3.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Bulls Betting Data

  • Chicago has a solid record against the spread this year, going 38-27 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 9-point favorites, the Bulls have an ATS record of 3-2.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in just 46.2% of games (30 out of 65 matchups).

Bulls Key Players

  • The Bulls points and assists leader is Zach LaVine. He racks up 27.2 points per game and records 5.0 assists.
  • Chicago's rebounding leader is Nikola Vucevic, who grabs 11.5 per game.
  • LaVine hits 3.4 threes per game to lead the Bulls.
  • Chicago's blocks leader is Daniel Theis, who records 0.9 per game. Thaddeus Young leads the team averaging 1.1 steals an outing.

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Bulls Last 10 Games

Bulls Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bulls Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Celtics 121-99 CHI Yes Home -13.5 222.5 -5000 1500 Regular Season Yes Under
5/6/2021 Hornets 120-99 CHI Yes Away -7.5 220.5 -450 333 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 76ers 106-94 PHI No Home +20.5 202.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Hawks 108-97 ATL No Away +4.5 232.5 185 -225 Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Bucks 108-98 MIL No Home +12.5 197.5 1150 -2500 Regular Season Yes Over
Bulls Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 8-2 5-5-0 210.1 104.8 105.3 +4.2 35.8%

Bulls Injuries

Bulls: Troy Brown Jr.: Out (Ankle)

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Pistons Betting Data

  • Detroit has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 38-27 ATS.
  • The Pistons have fared well as a 9-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 9-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Detroit's games this year, the teams have not hit the over (29 out of 65 games, 44.6%).

Pistons Key Players

  • Jerami Grant is the top scorer for the Pistons with 22.3 points per game. He also adds 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game to his stats.
  • The Detroit leaders in rebounding and assists are Mason Plumlee with 9.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 10.4 points and 3.6 assists per game) and Killian Hayes with 5.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 5.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game).
  • Wayne Ellington knocks down 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pistons.
  • Hayes (1.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Detroit while Isaiah Stewart (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Pistons Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Pistons Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/8/2021 76ers 118-104 PHI No Away +25.5 226.5 - - Regular Season Yes Under
5/6/2021 Grizzlies 111-97 DET No Home +1.5 208.5 100 -120 Regular Season Yes Under
5/4/2021 Hornets 102-99 CHA No Home +6.5 208.5 280 -350 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Magic 119-112 ORL Yes Home -8.5 239.5 - - Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Hornets 107-94 CHA No Away +17.5 206.5 1250 -3000 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
2-8 6-4 2-8-0 213.4 104.2 109.2 +0.3 33.4%

Pistons Injuries

Pistons: Josh Jackson: Out (Tooth), Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow), Dennis Smith Jr.: Out (Knee), Jerami Grant: Day To Day (Knee), Cory Joseph: Day To Day (Ankle), Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Calves), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Personal)

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