Bulls vs Pistons (6:00 CT) – Projected Lineups, How To Watch, More
Well, I feel a little dumb for buying all the way back in. Tough loss last night, but another chance to get back at it against a bad Pistons team tonight.
Chicago Bulls (28-34) at Detroit Pistons (15-47) – 6:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)
Projected Starting Lineups
- Patrick Beverley
- Alex Caruso
- Zach LaVine
- DeMar DeRozan
- Nikola Vučević
Injury Report: Javonte Green OUT (knee), Lonzo Ball OUT (knee)
- Killian Hayes
- Jaden Ivey
- Bojan Bogdanovich
- Marvin Bagley III
- James Wiseman
Injury Report: Bojan Bogdanovich PROBABLE (Achilles), Isaiah Livers DOUBTFUL (ankle), Isaiah Stewart OUT (hip), Jalen Duren OUT (ankle)
The Bulls come into tonight as 6-point favorites against the Pistons at both PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!
What to Watch For
- Last night was a tough one. It’s not like the Bulls were AWFUL, it was just two of the glaring holes that have plagued them all year that cost them the game. Toronto dominated the offensive glass with 19 offensive rebounds to the Bulls’ 6. With under a minute left, the Raptors had the ball up 4. The Bulls needed a stop. Toronto was able to grab two offensive rebounds on the possession and essentially end the game. Need better in that area tonight. No Duren, Stewart, or Livers for Detroit tonight. The Bulls need to dominate the glass.
- Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but turnovers also killed the Bulls last night. Eli tweeted about it earlier today, but a good amount of those turnovers came on entry passes. The Raptors are a very good defensive team and force a lot of turnovers, but the Bulls’ lack of a true facilitator and floor general really hurt them last night and has since Lonzo Ball got hurt last year. At some point, the front office is going to need to add one from outside the organization.
- Detroit is pretty awful, and they’re going to be without three of their regular big men. This is a game that the Bulls need to dominate on the glass and in the paint. Vooch should feast down low and Drummond should look to have a big game in his former arena.
- I still like the new starting lineup and the new second unit, but no doubt about it the smaller starting lineup hurt the Bulls on the glass last night. Going that small in the starting lineup with three guards means your going to lose some battles on the glass. Last night, we saw that to the extreme.
- It’s a must-win. Detroit has lost 5 straight and 8 of their last 9. They’re banged up. The Bulls need to gain ground in the standings. Games against bad teams have to be won, plain and simple.