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NBA Game Preview - Bucks underdogs vs Pistons at Milwaukee

Detroit PistonsMilwaukee Bucks
17-24January 22, 2014, 08:00 | Bradley Center7-33



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Milwaukee and Detroit on Wednesday, with the host Bucks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Bucks sport a record of 7-33 and 14-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pistons sit at 17-24 and 18-23 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-20 for the Bucks and 29-12 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pistons listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 196.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bucks at No. 28 and the Pistons at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 88-83 result in favor of the Pistons.

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In their last action, Detroit was a 112-103 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Detroit got 29 points from Rodney Stuckey en route to a 112-103 loss against Los Angeles on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 110-82 result against the Spurs on January 19. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 15-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Milwaukee was run off the court by the Spurs on Sunday as San Antonio blasted them 110-82 at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense (91.38 PPG) against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 25 at 102.85 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 41.99% from the field per game, less than the Pistons have managed so far this season (44.73% on average).

Next up:
Detroit home to New Orleans, Friday, January 24th
Milwaukee at Cleveland, Friday, January 24th

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