Through 3 Quarters

The Chicago Bulls were expected to win this one, and they are just one quarter away from fulfilling that expectation. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Detroit Pistons as Chicago lead 79-54.

The Bulls have been relying on small forward DeMar DeRozan, who has 19 points and five assists in addition to five rebounds and two blocks, and center Nikola Vucevic, who has posted a double-double on 15 boards and 13 points. One thing to keep an eye out for is Javonte Green's foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Detroit hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 11 points or fewer.

Who's Playing

Detroit @ Chicago

Current Records: Detroit 0-1; Chicago 2-0

What to Know

The Chicago Bulls are getting right back to it as they host the Detroit Pistons at 8 p.m. ET Oct. 23 at United Center. The Bulls should still be riding high after a win, while Detroit will be looking to right the ship.

Chicago strolled past the New Orleans Pelicans with points to spare on Friday, taking the contest 128-112. Point guard Lonzo Ball and shooting guard Zach LaVine were among the main playmakers for Chicago as the former dropped a triple-double on 17 points, ten assists, and ten boards and the latter shot 6-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 32 points, five dimes and six rebounds. That's Ball's first triple-double of the season.

Detroit is out to make up for these teams' matchup on Wednesday. They were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap as they fell 94-88 to Chicago. A silver lining for the Pistons was the play of Jerami Grant, who had 24 points in addition to six rebounds.

The Bulls are the favorite in this one, with an expected 8-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (2-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.

Detroit's defeat took them down to 0-1 while Chicago's victory pulled them up to 2-0. We'll see if Detroit can steal Chicago's luck or if Chicago records another victory instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: Bally Sports Detroit Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.98

Odds

The Bulls are a big 8-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulls as a 9-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Chicago and Detroit both have 12 wins in their last 24 games.

  • Oct 20, 2021 - Chicago 94 vs. Detroit 88
  • May 09, 2021 - Chicago 108 vs. Detroit 96
  • Mar 21, 2021 - Chicago 100 vs. Detroit 86
  • Feb 17, 2021 - Chicago 105 vs. Detroit 102
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Chicago 108 vs. Detroit 99
  • Dec 21, 2019 - Chicago 119 vs. Detroit 107
  • Nov 20, 2019 - Chicago 109 vs. Detroit 89
  • Nov 01, 2019 - Chicago 112 vs. Detroit 106
  • Mar 10, 2019 - Detroit 131 vs. Chicago 108
  • Mar 08, 2019 - Detroit 112 vs. Chicago 104
  • Nov 30, 2018 - Detroit 107 vs. Chicago 88
  • Oct 20, 2018 - Detroit 118 vs. Chicago 116
  • Apr 11, 2018 - Detroit 119 vs. Chicago 87
  • Mar 24, 2018 - Detroit 117 vs. Chicago 95
  • Mar 09, 2018 - Detroit 99 vs. Chicago 83
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Chicago 107 vs. Detroit 105
  • Mar 22, 2017 - Chicago 117 vs. Detroit 95
  • Mar 06, 2017 - Detroit 109 vs. Chicago 95
  • Dec 19, 2016 - Chicago 113 vs. Detroit 82
  • Dec 06, 2016 - Detroit 102 vs. Chicago 91
  • Apr 02, 2016 - Detroit 94 vs. Chicago 90
  • Jan 18, 2016 - Chicago 111 vs. Detroit 101
  • Dec 18, 2015 - Detroit 147 vs. Chicago 144
  • Oct 30, 2015 - Detroit 98 vs. Chicago 94

Injury Report for Chicago

  • Coby White: Out (Shoulder)

Injury Report for Detroit

  • Isaiah Livers: Out (Foot)
  • Chris Smith: Out (Knee)
  • Cade Cunningham: Out (Ankle)