NBA odds preview - Pistons vs. Bucks
Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Pistons of Detroit hit the hard court against the Bucks of Milwaukee.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bucks are 25-23 so far on the season, and 23-24-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 19-32 and 24-27 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 25-23 and the Pistons go 24-26-1 on the totals.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pistons listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 199 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bucks, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-95 victory for the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 97.6 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 13 at 97 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
The Pistons were a 119-109 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors. The Pistons got a 26-point performance from Greg Monroe, who added 16 rebounds as Detroit ran past San Antonio 119-109 on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Milwaukee was a 100-86 loser in its last match on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bucks endured a 100-86 loss at the hands of the Jazz on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Brandon Jennings at EnergySolutions Arena.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pistons at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit home to New Orleans, Monday, February 11
Milwaukee home to Washington, Monday, February 11