Milwaukee Bucks (50-30) vs. Detroit Pistons (23-57)
April 8, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +6.5; Over/Under: -228.5
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons meet Friday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 115 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.1 points and 11.6 rebounds, while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.1 points and 5.4 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is dishing 1.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Detroit Pistons are averaging 104.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 17.3 points and 5.5 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Pistons are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall. The under is 8-2-2 in Pistons last 12 home games. The Bucks are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit and 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons have the rest advantage and are playing decent ball as of late, but we can’t ignore the fact they lose in the underdog role by an average of eight points and are hard to trust against top tier teams. The Milwaukee Bucks are on the end of a back to back, but they need to keep winning to lock up the second seed in the East. A motivated Bucks team should roll in this contest. I’ll lay the reasonable chalk.