Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo is guarded by Chicago's Alex Caruso, left, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, right in Sunday's NBA playoff game
The Bulls try to make it two-in-a-row when they go up against the Pistons on Thursday, Jan. 19. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / JONATHAN DANIEL


  • The Bulls will try to go for back-to-back wins when they play the Pistons in Paris, France
  • The Pistons need to improve their offense and defense to buck the odds
  • The Bulls have the lead in their regular-season series with Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are looking to end their two-game losing streak when they face the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, January 19 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.

The Pistons have lost back-to-back games against the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks respectively.

On Thursday, they are hoping to stop the bleeding over a gallant Bulls squad.

The Bulls, on the other hand, are coming off a 132-118 win over the Golden State Warriors.

This snapped the Bulls' three-game losing skid, and pundits slightly tip Chicago to come out victorious at the expense of Detriot.

In that win over the Dubs, Nikola Vucevic had a game-high 43 points along with 13 rebounds, four assists, and four steals.

Backing him up was Zach LaVine, who had 27 points, nine rebounds, and six assists.

"I know I'm capable of it," Vucevic said. "I know how good I am, especially at the offensive end. It's just me finding my spots and playing that way."

The Bulls are averaging 114.5 points per game, 13th in the league and 18th in the league with an offensive rating of 112.8.

Moreover, the Bulls have a defensive rating of 113.4.

Meanwhile, the Pistons are fresh from a 107-114 loss to the Knicks as they failed to contain Julius Randle, who erupted for 42 markers in that matchup.

Manning the offense for the Pistons were Jaden Ivey and Saddiq Bey, who had 21 points each.

Three other Detroit players chipped in 11 points or more.

"We battled the whole game, but we should have started better," Ivey said. "We got back into the game, but we wish we could have some of those late-game possessions back."

The Pistons need to improve on their offense, holding an offensive rating of 110.8, 25th in the league.

Looking at their defensive effort, they are doing worse with a 118 rating, 29th in the league.

Oddsmakers pick the Bulls as the -6.5 favorites to prevail over the Pistons, who are at +6.5.

The moneyline is -260 for Chicago and +220 for Detroit.

The game will be televised on NBA TV at 3:00 PM ET with live streaming available via fuboTV.

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The Detroit Pistons try to get back on the winning track against the Bulls on Thursday in France. Dylan Buell/Getty Images