Bucks vs. Pistons - 1/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (17-26) at Milwaukee Bucks (21-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +1 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSWI, NBATV
The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks play Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Detroit Pistons have won 12 of their last 15 games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 99.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Brandon Jennings is averaging 15.4 points and 6.7 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.1 points and 10 rebounds. Andre Drummond is grabbing 13.1 rebounds and Jodie Meeks is shooting 42 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are much better on the offensive end, as they’ve topped 100 points in seven of their last 11 games and are shooting 37.4 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pistons have won 10 of their 17 games on the road. Kyle Singler is questionable for this game with a nose injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last 10 games and end a four-game homestand. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 98.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points 43.7 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 18.2 points and 5.1 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is shooting 42.2 percent from the field and Khris Middleton is grabbing four rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks continue to play solid defense despite the inconsistencies, as they’re allowing 41.2 percent shooting from the field and 32.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Bucks are just 9-10 SU on their home court and have to find a spark offensively in order to make progress in the East standings.
The Pistons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the Pistons are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Bucks will continue to make us money throughout the season as an underdog, the Pistons are too hot to bet against and are actually showing consistency this month. You have to side with Detroit in this spot.