Pistons are big underdogs tonight vs. Bulls: Odds of 3rd straight win

Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) goes to the basket as Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) defends him Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) goes to the basket as Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) defends him Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons will look for their 3rd-straight win tonight on the road vs. the Chicago Bulls.

The Pistons are 4-2 in the new year and have had some really good wins with a couple of blowouts sprinkled in between.

Tonight’s game will be a makeup of a previous COVID postponement and both teams will be playing their second game of a back-to-back. The Pistons are coming off a big comeback win over the Utah Jazz in which Cade Cunningham had his biggest scoring outburst of the season, reminding fans why Detroit took him with the #1 pick.

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The Bulls are coming off a loss to Dallas which broke the 9-game winning streak that put them atop the Eastern Conference.

The two teams have been mentioned as potential trade partners for Jerami Grant, but tonight will be all about the young Pistons trying to prove they are headed in the right direction in their restoration.

A win over the 1st-place Bulls would undoubtedly boost Detroit’s confidence moving forward, but do they have a chance in Chicago?

Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls: Odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBET, the Pistons are 11.5 point underdogs against the Chicago Bulls on the road. That number has dipped one point since early this morning and there aren’t any money lines as of the writing of this article.

The over/under is set at 219.5 points, which is around eight points higher than their combined average for the season.

The Pistons had a big scoring outburst last night, but have been wildly inconsistent this season, so it is tough to predict that they will do it again. Both teams are on the second game of a back-to-back, which could affect their offensive output.

The two teams allow a combined 218 points per game, so the smart money is on the under in this one. Both of their previous games this season were very low scoring, though Cunningham did not appear in either of them.

I have a hard time seeing the Pistons winning on the road against the Bulls, but I said the same thing about the Jazz. If you are going to bet the Pistons, take the points and the under and hope they at least keep it close.

If you are playing daily fantasy, Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey continue to be the only Pistons worth betting on, though Trey Lyles continues to put up decent stats if you need a low-cost guy to throw into your lineup.

How to watch Pistons vs. Bulls

The game vs. the Bulls will tip off at 8:00 PM ET and you can watch on Bally Sports Detroit or listen on 950 AM. Let’s hope Detroit can keep their momentum going and get what would be a season-defining win against Chicago.

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