Pistons vs. Bucks - 11/28/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (9-7) at Detroit Pistons (3-12)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSDE+
The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons play Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven games and remain one of the bigger surprises in the league. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 96.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 97.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Brandon Knight leads the Bucks with 18 points and 6.2 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jabari Parker is shooting 45.7 percent from the field and O.J. Mayo is 8-21 from the field in his last two games. The Milwaukee Bucks defense has been one of the best in the league early on and they’re 7-2 SU when holding a team under 100 points. If the Bucks can just get more consistency out of their offense, they’d be a possible playoff team in the East.
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The Detroit Pistons have lost six straight games and continue to have issues scoring. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 92.1 points on 41.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Brandon Jennings, who leads the Pistons with 16 points and 5.8 assists, is questionable with a thumb injury. Greg Monroe is averaging 14.5 points and 10 rebounds while Josh Smith is averaging 12.9 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Andre Drummond has posted three straight double doubles. The Detroit Pistons are shooting just 41.1 percent from the field in their last five games, numbers that clearly aren’t going to produce many wins in this league. The Pistons have topped 100 points just once all season.
The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pistons are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games and 6-22 ATS in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Pistons are a trainwreck right now and won't be any better against the Milwaukee Bucks above-average defense. Give me the Bucks.