NBA Lines Analysis and Game PreviewDate: Friday, April 03, 2015
Venue: United Center
Opening Line: TBA
The Bulls currently occupy the 3rd seed in the East, and have what can best be described as a rollercoaster season. This is a team that looks great one night, only to turn to crap the night after. They have had to play a portion of the season without Derrick Rose, but that is really something that this team should be getting used to by now. They also lost Jimmy Butler for a short spell, but have still found a way to go 6-4 in their last 10. Butler is going to play a huge role in just how far the Bulls can go in the postseason, but they can also turn to rookie Nikola Mirotic, who, in March, became the first rookie to lead the league in 4th quarter points since that same feat was pulled off by Rodney Stuckey back in 2008. Yes, there is something of a shadow of doubt hanging over this team, but they are not going to be easy to dispatch over the course of a 7-game series.
Dunleavy to Jimmy G. Buckets for the alley oop on CSN/NBA League Pass! https://t.co/HJrSLmWOe7 — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 2, 2015
The Detroit Pistons will make the trip to the United Center on Friday night, and may well be officially eliminated from playoff contention by the time they arrive. While they are still in it right now, it would take a miracle of epic proportions for them to find a way in, so let’s just assume that their season is essentially over. Detroit has put together a 6-4 record over their last 10 games, and they have had some solid number put up by Reggie Jackson, who they recently brought in to try and bolster their flagging offense. While he has done exactly what he has been asked, you have to feel that his style of play leaves them a little more exposed on the defensive side of the court.
Key Betting TrendsChicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago’s last 12 games
Chicago is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games
Detroit is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road