NBA Betting Preview: Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks – Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

The Detroit Pistons will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks in the second leg of a home and home. The Bucks have won two in a row and took the first game against Detroit Monday night.

MyBookie has a moneyline on this game of Milwaukee -1200, while Detroit checks in at +750. The Bucks are favored by 12 points, and the over/under is 225.5.

Detroit Pistons Betting Preview: Beat Winning Teams

The Detroit Pistons come into play with a record of 1-6, four games behind the Indiana Pacers in the Central Division. The Pistons can attribute their poor start by their inability to beat teams with winning records. They are 1-5 in those games. In the first game of a home and home with Milwaukee, the Pistons fell 125-115.

The Pistons were without two of their top three scorers in Blake Griffin and Josh Jackson. Griffin was rested as a precaution to protect his knee since the Pistons had played the night before. Jackson is still nursing a sprained right ankle. Griffin is expected to play Wednesday night. Power forward Jerami Grant scored 24 points in the loss, as did Derrick Rose. Rose added eight assists.

On the season, Grant is leading the Pistons, averaging 23 points per game. Rose is averaging 16.2 points and 6.2 assists, and Griffin is averaging 15.5 points per contest. Miles Plumlee is the team’s leading rebounder, hauling down 10.3 boards per game.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview: Find Consistency

The Milwaukee Bucks come into play riding the heels of their first two game winning streak of the season. They had alternated wins and losses in their first five games. They sit at 4-3, a game behind Indiana and tied with Cleveland for the second spot in the Central Division. The Bucks played well Monday night against the Pistons and will look to duplicate that success at home Wednesday.

In the 125-115 win, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 43 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Bucks in the victory. Khris Middleton added 19 points on seven of 10 shooting, and Jrue Holiday tallied 15 points on 6-10 shooting. The Bucks shot 58% for the game from the floor, including 41% from behind the arc. Milwaukee outrebounded the Pistons 49-31 in the game.

On the season, the Bucks are led by Antetokounmpo and his line of 26.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. The Bucks offense continues to revolve around him. Middleton is averaging 20.9 points and leads the team with six assists per game. Milwaukee has five players that average double figures in points.

Betting Lines and Predictions

MyBookie has a moneyline on this game of Milwaukee -1200, while Detroit currently sits at +750. The Bucks are favored by 12 points and the over/under is 225.5. Detroit just does not have the talent to keep up with the high-scoring Bucks. Nor do they have enough frontcourt presence to rebound with them. It would be wise to take the Bucks -12 at home in this one.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Milwaukee -12

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