Detroit Pistons (14-9) at Milwaukee Bucks (12-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 203 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Detroit Pistons look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 104.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 19.1 points and 5.3 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.5 points and 5.6 assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Drummond is grabbing 15 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last nine road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks could also use a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 103 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.9 points and 10.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.5 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.7 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last nine home games.
The Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Bucks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The underdog is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Pistons continue to struggle on the road and aren't exactly playing the same defense they were playing with earlier in the season. The Bucks are shooting 50.8 percent from the field in their last five games, which is more than four percent better than league average during that span. The Bucks have also beaten the Pistons in four of the last five meetings, as Detroit consistently struggles against Milwaukee's length. I'll take the home team and lay the bucket.