Milwaukee Bucks (33-27) at Detroit Pistons (28-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -2 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.6 points and 10.3 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.1 points and 4.1 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won four of their last five road games.
The Detroit Pistons need a victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 19.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 15.1 points and 15.7 rebounds. Ish Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won six of their last nine home games.
The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Pistons are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Bucks are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the underdog is 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of the last six meetings against the Pistons and are the better team between the two. Usually I side with points and the better team, but this is kind of getting in must win mode for the Detroit Pistons if they have any hope of making the playoffs. With the Bucks on the end of a back to back and not playing consistent ball overall, this is a game the Pistons need on their home court. The Bucks are also just 3-6 ATS this season when an underdog of less than three points. I'll lay the bucket with the Pistons, even if it's not a comfortable bet.