5* NBA Game of the Week
Chicago vs. Detroit,
04/15/2012 18:00 EDT,
Score: 100 - 94
Point Spread: +9/-110 Detroit
5* NBA Game of the Week on Pistons +9
Motivated by an embarrassing 113-97 home loss to Milwaukee last game, and further fueled by losses in each of the season's first 3 meetings with Chicago, expect the Pistons to show up in a big way here.
This is the biggest game remaining on Detroit's schedule, and similar to Minnesota (who got up for OKC Saturday) it will treat it like Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Friday's loss to Milwaukee is significant because the Pistons are a near-perfect 9-1 ATS in home games off a home loss by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons. They have actually won by an average score of 104.6 to 99.2 in this situation. Also, the Pistons are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a home underdog.
The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings, and I expect this trend to continue Sunday. Take the points.