Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons - 10/17/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pistons vs. Bucks
NBA Basketball: Monday October 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Pistons -5 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons play an NBA preseason game Monday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-2 in preseason play and will play their last road exhibition game here. In the Bucks last contest against the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee shot 44.2 percent from the field and made six threes. Giannis Antetokounmpo has combined for 34 points and 11 rebounds in his last two games while Jabari Parker has produced 53 points in his last three games. While the Bucks key players have looked sharp, they will have to figure things out quickly after trading away Michael Carter-Williams for Tony Snell. This puts a lot of pressure on the newly acquired Matthew Dellavedova to lead the Bucks at point guard. The Milwaukee Bucks have shown a lot of promise entering the regular season but now have some questions at the most important position in the NBA.
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The Detroit Pistons are also off to a 2-2 preseason start and will play their second true home game. In the Pistons latest matchup, a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Pistons shot 46.8 percent from the field and made nine threes. Andre Drummond has 44 points and 47 rebounds in three preseason games while Tobias Harris has double-digit points in all four games. Ish Smith has racked up 28 points and 14 assists in his last two games while Stanley Johnson has come away with six preseason steals. The Detroit Pistons are still a young team trying to find its true potential under a veteran coach in Stan Van Gundy. Unfortunately, we won’t see how good the Pistons can be until Reggie Jackson returns from injury.
The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 Monday games. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Both of these clubs have been hit or miss in the preseason, so laying this type of number is crazy in my eyes. I trust the Bucks defense more than anything in this game. Give me Milwaukee and the points.