[7:40 PM] Bulls @ Pistons

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Bulls (11-8)

@ Detroit Pistons (11-11)


The line for this game is Pistons by 5.5

The Chicago Bulls will have point guard Rajon Rondo back in the lineup when they visit the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Rondo was suspended one game for reportedly having a heated verbal exchange with an assistant coach, and the shorthanded Bulls were unable to finish a late rally in falling 112-110 to Portland at home Monday night.

 Coach Fred Hoiberg said that the plan is for Wade to play in Detroit despite the team’s recent practice of resting their veteran star in the second half of back-to-backs. Wade has sat out the last two back-to-back finales after averaging 8.5 points on 23.1 percent shooting in two such games earlier this season. Jerian Grant took Rondo’s spot in the starting lineup Monday and struggled to produce five points while going 1-of-7 from the field.

 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored just nine points in the loss to Orlando but had a plus-13 rating as his overall game continues to improve.  The fourth-year pro boasts career highs in scoring (15 points per game), assists (2.9), 3-point shooting (38.7 percent) and foul shooting (82.5) while managing to slightly reduce his turnovers from a season ago.

Pistons PF Marcus Morris is 11-for-23 from 3-point distance in his last four games after going 2-for-12 in the previous four contests.

Butler has scored exactly 26 points in four of his last five games and has at least 20 in a career-best 14 consecutive contests.

After leaving Detroit, Chicago plays six of its next seven at home.

StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Pistons 

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick