Pistons vs Bucks NBA Spread & Game Preview

Pistons vs Bucks NBA Spread & Game Preview

Written by on December 5, 2018

Giannis ‘The Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will look to find the consistency they’ve been lacking recently when they host Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons in a mid-week matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls on Wednesday night.

Okay, with this game going down live from the Fiserv Forum, let’s find out where the NBA betting value lies in this intriguing pairing.

Pistons vs Bucks NBA Spread & Game Preview

Why Bet On Detroit at +7.5?

The best reason to bet on the Pistons is that they’ve gone 6-2 ATS in eight road dates this season and Milwaukee is just not playing consistent basketball right now. Another good reason to back Blake Griffin and company is because the Pistons have been playing solid basketball despite having their five-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 110-83 blowout loss against Oklahoma City on Monday night. Detroit has won seven of its last nine games while beating the Warriors and Rockets along the way.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 110.19
  • Field Goals: 43.27%
  • Three Points: 32.31%
  • Free Throws: 73.72%
  • Rebounds: 47.43
  • Average Score Against: 109.19
  • Field Goals: 46.39%
  • Three Points: 31.09%
  • Free Throws: 78.08%
  • Rebounds: 44.76

Why Bet On Milwaukee at -7.5?

Are the Bucks a safe bet on Wednesday?

There are a bunch of great reasons to back the Bucks in this one First, the home team in this series has gone 6-0 SU in the last six meetings. Then, there’s the fact that Milwaukee is the far better offensive team in this matchup by averaging over 11 points per game more than Detroit. Another good reason to bet on Milwaukee in this contest is that they’re looking to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses over their last six games. Last but not least, the Bucks will be motivated to get back in the win column after suffering a heartbreaking 136-134 loss against the Knicks on Saturday.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 121.36
  • Field Goals: 48.74%
  • Three Points: 36.06%
  • Free Throws: 76.40%
  • Rebounds: 50.59
  • Average Score Against: 111.27
  • Field Goals: 44.37%
  • Three Points: 35.81%
  • Free Throws: 73.57%
  • Rebounds: 43.05

Pistons vs Bucks NBA Betting Trends

  • Detroit is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Detroit’s last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 15-7 SU in the last 22 games
  • The total went OVER in 16 of Milwaukee’s last 23 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Pistons vs Bucks

There’s no sense in beating around the bush with my pick here since I believe the Detroit Pistons are a virtual lock to cover a point spread that is definitely a few points too high. The Pistons have gone 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall. While Milwaukee has gone 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a loss, the Bucks are also a discouraging 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall. The Pistons have also gone 4-0-1 ATS in the last five meetings against the Bucks and  3-1-1 ATS in the last five road dates against Milwaukee. I like the Bucks to get the win at home, but it certainly won’t be by eight points or more. I like the Pistons to cover in a close affair.

NBA Betting Pick: Bucks 118 Pistons 115