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Jan 12, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD3-6

Bradley Center features an NBA battle between the host Milwaukee Bucks and the visiting Detroit Pistons in betting action on Thursday.

Supporters of the Pistons have seen them go 2-8 and 2-8 ATS so far this season, while the Bucks are at 3-6 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Bucks are 4-4-1, while the Pistons are 4-6.

View Detroit vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bucks installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 178.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bucks at No. 22 and the Pistons at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 90-79 result in favor of the Bucks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 24-rated squad against Detroit's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 20 in the league with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 4.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pistons own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 93.8 points per game when on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

The Pistons were a 100-86 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of OVER bettors. Detroit suffered a 100-86 loss against Dallas on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Will Bynum in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 106-103 result against the Spurs on January 10. The Bucks covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Bucks got a 34-point performance from Stephen Jackson as Milwaukee handed San Antonio a 106-103 defeat on Tuesday at Bradley Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Pistons at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Detroit is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Milwaukee
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Milwaukee's last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Charlotte, Friday, January 13
Milwaukee at Dallas, Friday, January 13

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