Milwaukee Bucks (4-4) at Detroit Pistons (5-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -2 -- Over/Under: 203 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a spark of consistency here to get a game above a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.3 points and 10.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.4 points and 4.6 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Snell is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven of their last 12 road games.
The Detroit Pistons look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 104.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.4 points and six assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 14.1 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six home games. Jon Leuer is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Detroit, 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Bucks have won the last three games against the Pistons, but this is a whole different Detroit squad, as the addition of Bradley has paid off big time up to this point. The Pistons have become a much more consistent offensive team and continue to get the stops down the stretch to pull away when needed. There's also new energy now that Detroit is actually playing in Detroit. The Bucks have had their hiccups on the road here and there, and they're getting killed from the outside. I'll lay the bucket with the home team here.