Two teams headed in opposite directions will do battle Wednesday night when the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. The Bucks will be looking for their fifth win in the last six games, while the Pistons will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak.
MyBookie has a money line on this game of Milwaukee -580, while Detroit checks in at +420. The Bucks are favored by 11 points, and the over/under is 226.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview: More of the Same
The Milwaukee Bucks come into play with a record of 7-4, tied for the division lead in the Central with the Indiana Pacers. The Bucks have won four of their last five games and are beginning to resemble the team that stormed to 56 wins in 73 games a season ago.
The Bucks win with solid defense and the league’s highest-scoring offense. In their last game, the Bucks hammered the Southeast Division-leading Orlando Magic 121-99.
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence from a back injury to score 22 points and grab six rebounds. Khris Middleton had a double-double, scoring 20 points and hauling down 10 boards.
Center Bobby Portis contributed 20 points and five rebounds off the bench. Milwaukee shot 51% from the field while holding the Magic to just 43%.
On the season, the Bucks are led by Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 26.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 5.1 assists. Middleton is playing at an All-Star level once again, posting numbers of 22.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per contest.
Detroit Pistons Betting Preview: Get Into the Win Column
The Detroit Pistons come into play with a record of 2-8, 4.5 games behind the Bucks and Indiana Pacers in the Central Division. The Pistons have lost three games in a row and managed just 86 points in their last game against the Utah Jazz.
Detroit fell behind by 15 points after the 1st quarter and had to play catch-up the remainder of the game. Power forward Jerami Grant accounted for a third of the team’s points as he poured in 28.
Detroit cut the lead to five in the fourth quarter but could not get any closer as Utah’s defense stepped up late in the game. Detroit was without point guard Derrick Rose, who was sidelined with knee soreness. Rose’s availability will be something worth watching as game time approaches.
On the season, Detroit is led offensively by Grant, who is averaging 25.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The team’s leading rebounder is Mason Plumlee, who is hauling down 9.1 rebounds per game, and Rose is the team’s leader in assists, with 5.4 per contest.
Betting Lines and Predictions
MyBookie has a money line on this game of Milwaukee -580, while the Pistons currently sit at +420. The Bucks are favored by 11 points, and the over/under is 226.
This game on paper should not be close. The Bucks have much more scoring punch than the Pistons, and they play defense that will prevent Detroit from keeping up on the offensive end of the floor.
Take the Bucks in this one, as you did in the previous two meetings between these two teams.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Milwaukee -11