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Pistons host Bucks in basketball action

Milwaukee BucksDetroit Pistons
2-10November 25, 2013, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills5-8



The Bucks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pistons in Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday in NBA action.

The Pistons bring a 5-8 record (6-7 ATS) to the battle against the 2-10 Bucks, who are 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 8-5 so far and the Bucks go 4-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Pistons in this one found them as -8-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 191 at Bovada.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-rated Pistons and the No. 28-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 88-81 win for the Pistons on Monday.

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Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 96-72 result against the Bobcats on November 23. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 168 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Milwaukee was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Charlotte and falling 96-72 at Bradley Center.

Detroit won its last outing, a 109-97 result against the Nets on November 24. The Pistons covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. Rodney Stuckey went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds leading Detroit over Brooklyn, 109-97, on Sunday at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense (98.31 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 16 at 99.17 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 44.87% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (41.33% on average).

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Washington, Wednesday, November 27th
Detroit home to Chicago, Wednesday, November 27th

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