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

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 9:59 AM
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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Bulls-9-110-110221.5-110-110
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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBulls MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Celtics121-99 CHIYesHome-13.5222.5-50001500Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Hornets120-99 CHIYesAway-7.5220.5-450333Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/3/202176ers106-94 PHINoHome+20.5202.53300-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/1/2021Hawks108-97 ATLNoAway+4.5232.5185-225Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/30/2021Bucks108-98 MILNoHome+12.5197.51150-2500Regular SeasonYesOver
Bulls Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-68-25-5-0210.1104.8105.3+4.235.8%

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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPistons MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/8/202176ers118-104 PHINoAway+25.5226.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Grizzlies111-97 DETNoHome+1.5208.5100-120Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/4/2021Hornets102-99 CHANoHome+6.5208.5280-350Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/3/2021Magic119-112 ORLYesHome-8.5239.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Hornets107-94 CHANoAway+17.5206.51250-3000Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
2-86-42-8-0213.4104.2109.2+0.333.4%

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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