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milwaukee bucks vs detroit pistons 12/16/2023 sport preview

Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons 12/16/2023:
  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Pistons (+18)
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

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Planning on watching today’s Pistons and Bucks game? Catch the action at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, as the Bucks hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on BSW.

The over/under for this game is set at 240.5 points, and the Bucks are the home favorites against the Pistons in a Central division matchup. Check out BetCoco for Milwaukee Bucks – Detroit Pistons odds

Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three games between Detroit and Milwaukee, the Bucks have dominated the series, going 3-0. This includes a convincing margin of victory of 11 points per contest. Across the last three head-to-head matchups, Milwaukee is averaging 132 points compared to Detroit at 121.

  • Although Detroit has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 104 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 122 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Detroit has an ATS mark of 0-5 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Against the spread, the Bucks have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction

At 2-23, the Pistons are looking to get a win against the Bucks and improve their below .500 record. Currently, they are 5th in the Central division and are 15th in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit possesses an ATS record of 8-16 for this season, including their ongoing five game losing streak against the spread. Detroit has struggled to cover the spread in their last two road games and has an ATS record of 5-7 on the road, while it is 3-9 at home.

Detroit have seen over half of their games surpass the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 14-11-0. The average points per game in their played games is 205.0, with an average over/under line of 225.6.

In contrast to their season average of 108.1 points per game, the Pistons had a below average performance. They scored 92 points against the 76ers and had a field goal percentage of 43.2%. The top scorer for the Pistons was James Wiseman with 20 points, while Bojan Bogdanovic also chipped in with 17 points.

So far, the Pistons’ defense is ranked 23rd in the league at 119.4 points per contest.

Opponents are hitting 54.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.2% of their three-point attempts.

As we get ready for today’s game, the Bucks will be focused on adding to their two game winning streak. Overall, the Bucks have a record of 17-7, including a 12-2 record at home and 5-5 on the road.

Milwaukee has an overall ATS record of 10-14 as they come into today’s game. The Bucks maintain an ATS record of 5-5 on the road, while they have a 5-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Bucks come in with an over/under record of 16-8-0 for the current season. Their played games maintain an ongoing average of 235.0 points per game, alongside an average over/under line of 235.7.

Milwaukee finished with 140 points in their game against the Pacers. This total surpasses their season-average of 123.3 points per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring, putting up 64 points. Additionally, Damian Lillard contributed 21 points for the Bucks.

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 24th in the league, allowing an average of 119.5 points per contest.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bucks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.4% from downtown.

Coming in as 18 point favorites, our projections have the Bucks picking up a 112-106 win.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Betting Tips

  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Pistons (+18)
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – Illness – Probable
  • Jae Crowder – Groin – Out

Detroit Pistons Injury Report

  • Monte Morris – Quadriceps – Out
  • Marvin Bagley III – Back – Questionable
  • Jalen Duren – Ankle – Out

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