Bulls vs. Pistons prediction, odds, line, start time: 2023 NBA picks, March 1 best bets from proven model

Bulls vs. Pistons prediction, odds, line, start time: 2023 NBA picks, March 1 best bets from proven model

Central Division rivals meet on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. The Detroit Pistons aim to stop a five-game losing streak when they host the Chicago Bulls. Detroit is 15-47 overall and 8-22 at home, losing the first two meetings of the season against Chicago. The Bulls are on the second night of a back-to-back with travel, leaving uncertainty with the team’s injury report. Cade Cunningham (leg), Jalen Duren (ankle), and Isaiah Stewart (hip) are out for the Pistons, with Isaiah Livers (ankle) listed as doubtful.

Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET in Detroit. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bulls as 6-point favorites, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 222 in the latest Bulls vs. Pistons odds. Before you make any Pistons vs. Bulls picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 20 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 57-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Bulls vs. Pistons and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Pistons vs. Bulls:

  • Bulls vs. Pistons spread: Bulls -6
  • Bulls vs. Pistons over/under: 222 points
  • Bulls vs. Pistons money line: Bulls -250, Pistons +205
  • CHI: The Bulls are 5-5-1 against the spread with no rest
  • DET: The Pistons are 12-16-1 against the spread in home games
  • Bulls vs. Pistons pick: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Bulls can cover

Chicago’s defense is excellent this season, and this is also a friendly matchup for the team on that end of the floor. The Bulls are in the top six of the NBA in defensive rating, yielding fewer than 1.12 points per possession. Chicago is in the top three of the league in defensive rebound rate and second-chance points allowed, dominating the glass in thorough fashion. The Bulls also have top-10 marks in fast break points allowed, points allowed in the paint, field goal percentage allowed, 3-point percentage allowed, and free throw attempts allowed, with an above-average mark in turnover creation. 

Chicago is also facing a shaky Detroit offense, with the Pistons scoring only 110.3 points per 100 possessions. That ranks in the bottom five of the NBA, and Detroit is No. 28 in field goal percentage (45.4%) and 2-point percentage (51.6%). The Pistons also struggle in generating assists (22.8 per game) with Detroit committing a turnover on nearly 15% of offensive possessions.

Why the Pistons can cover

Detroit has the benefit of home-court advantage in this matchup, and the Pistons’ net rating is 3.1 points better per 100 possessions at home when compared to on the road this season. On offense, the Pistons lead the NBA in free throw creation, averaging 26.8 attempts per game and putting consistent pressure on opponents. Detroit is also in the top 10 of the NBA in both offensive rebound rate (28.9%) and second-chance points (14.9 per game). 

On the other end, Detroit should benefit from Chicago’s offensive struggles. The Bulls are No. 24 in the NBA in offensive rating and dead-last in 3-pointers per game. Chicago is also in the bottom five of the league in free throw creation and offensive rebound rate. Detroit is a top-10 team in fast break prevention on defense, and the Pistons also land above the NBA average with 7.2 steals per game this season.

How to make Pistons vs. Bulls picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 230 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 70% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bulls vs. Pistons? And which side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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