Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls 3/1/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls 3/1/23
Wed 1st March 2023

The Detroit Pistons (15-47, 8-22 Home) will be looking to end their losing streak when they host the Chicago Bulls (28-34, 10-21 Away) on Wednesday. Chicago is playing the second of a back-to-back after dropping their last game against the Toronto Raptors 104-98 at Scotiabank Arena yesterday, their fifth straight loss away from home.

Nikola Vucevic led the way in the losing effort with 23 points and four assists. The Bulls are the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference. Detroit dropped their fifth in a row on Monday at Spectrum Center, falling to the Charlotte Hornets 117-106. James Wiseman had 23 points in defeat to lead the team.

The Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference. This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. After taking both of the previous season games against Detroit, the most recent of which was a 126-108 victory at AccorHotels Arena on January 19, their 13th straight head-to-head victory, Chicago will be looking for a season sweep. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 30 points.

Bojan Bogdanovic had 25 points in defeat. DeMar DeRozan and LaVine, averaging 25.1 and 24.1 points per game, respectively, are leading the Bulls in scoring this season. DeRozan also has dished 5.0 assists per game. Meanwhile, Vucevic is grabbing 11.4 rebounds per game.

Bogdanovic’s 21.4 points per game have powered the Pistons on offense. Jalen Duren is posting 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is tallying 5.9 assists. The Bulls have had the advantage in the last 10 games at Little Caesars Arena, winning six. Meanwhile, the Bulls are 4-7 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 3-6 with a rest disadvantage.

The Pistons are 5-2 with a rest advantage. In the last 10 games, Chicago is 3-7 with an average margin of +2.3 (104.6-102.3). For the season, the Bulls are averaging 113.0 points per game, compared to 112.3 for opponents. Detroit has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 114.9 points per game on average while scoring only 107.0 (-7.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Coby White: 19.0 | 13.4 | +5.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marvin Bagley III: 36.5 | 18.5 | +18.0
Jalen Duren: 10.7 | 18.3 | -7.6
Points per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 21.0 | 11.4 | +9.6
Rebounds per game:
Marvin Bagley III: 15.0 | 6.6 | +8.4
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 6.3 | 4.7 | +1.6

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Chicago Bulls (-225)

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