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Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Bucks travelling to Detroit Tuesday to face the Pistons on Tuesday.
The Pistons sit at 17-27 (21-23 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bucks are currently 23-19 (22-19-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 21-22-1 OU, and Milwaukee is 21-21 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 13 and the Bucks at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Pistons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.2 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.4 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 109-102 winner at home against the Warriors. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (211) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bucks grabbed a 109-102 win over the Warriors on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Monta Ellis at Bradley Center.
The Pistons were a 104-102 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pistons got a 31-point performance from Brandon Knight as Detroit handed Orlando a 104-102 defeat on Sunday at Amway Center.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Bucks at Pistons trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee home to Chicago, Wednesday, January 30
Detroit at Indiana, Wednesday, January 30