Bucks at Pistons - 12/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (7-12) at Detroit Pistons (10-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -6.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSDT
The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons square off Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks averaging 95.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.7 points and 9.4 rebounds. Khris Middleton is dishing 3.1 assists and Jabari Parker is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing teams to shoot 41.3 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost seven straight road games. Greivis Vasquez is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Detroit Pistons look for a nice victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 98.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.9 points and 6.7 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.6 points and 16.7 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing 1.7 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are making 10.2 threes per game in their last five contests and are 7-0 this year when topping 100 points. The Detroit Pistons have won four of their last five home games.
The Bucks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Pistons are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games. The Bucks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I'm still waiting for the Bucks to play the defense we're used to seeing. Until that happens, the struggles will continue for Milwaukee. The Pistons are looking like the Bucks from last year and are getting tougher to beat now that they're making threes. The Pistons have to be the pick here.