Bucks vs Pistons Betting Preview
Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Bucks try to run the Pistons off the court at Bradley Center in pro hoops action.
The Pistons will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 16-20 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bucks are 17-16-1 ATS. Detroit is 17-18-1 against the total, while Milwaukee is 16-18 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bucks at No. 15 and the Pistons at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-95 result in favor of the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 8-rated squad against Detroit's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 23 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.3 per outing.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.1 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 108-101 result against the Bobcats on January 6. The Pistons failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pistons got 21 points from Tayshaun Prince, but it was Charlotte that prevailed in a 108-101 final on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Bucks were a 104-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bucks got a 35-point performance from Brandon Jennings as Milwaukee handed Chicago a 104-96 defeat on Wednesday at United Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Pistons at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit home to Utah, Saturday, January 12
Milwaukee at Toronto, Sunday, January 13