NBA FREE PICK: Bulls -6
Chicago vs. Detroit,
01/04/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 99 - 83
Point Spread: -6/-107 Chicago
I believe the Bulls are showing some excellent value as 6-point favorite at Detroit. The Pistons are getting plenty of respect after back-to-back outright wins over Indiana and Orlando. Detroit beat the Pacers 96-88 as a 2.5-point dog, and rolled past the Magic 89-78 as a 5-point underdog.
Chicago rallied for a huge 4th quarter win over the Hawks last night. While some might see that as a sign to jump on the Pistons. Chicago is one of the few teams in the league who will put out maximum effort regardless of when or who they are playing.
Detroit shout over 47% from the field in each of their last two wins, which is a big reason why I like the Bulls in this one. Chicago is holding opponents to just 42% on the season. Look for the Bulls defensive intensity to be the difference in this game.
Chicago is 28-14 ATS after a game where they failed to cover the spread over the last 2 seasons and 30-16 ATS after playing a game as a home favorite over the last 2 seasons, while the Pistons are just 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games following a SU win of more than 10 points. BET THE BULLS -6