Milwaukee Bucks (4-2) vs Detroit Pistons (2-6)
2023-11-08 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5
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The Milwaukee Bucks play host to the Detroit Pistons at the Fiserv Forum on Wednesday night.
The Detroit Pistons will be hoping to put an end to an ugly five-game losing streak after getting beaten by the Warriors in a 120-109 loss on Monday. Cade Cunningham and Killian Hayes led the team with 21 points each, Isaiah Stewart added 17 points with 11 rebounds and four assists while Ausar Thompson chipped in with 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals. As a team, the Pistons shot 47 percent from the field and 13 of 30 from the 3-point line as they really took it to the Warriors to make it a contest in the third quarter, only to get scorched by 37 points in the fourth quarter as they had no answer for the Warriors’ Stephen Curry who finished with seven 3-pointers for the game.
Detroit Pistons Team Facts
- The Pistons have lost each of their last 11 games against Central Division opponents that held a winning record.
- The Pistons have failed to cover the spread in each of their last five games.
- Each of the Pistons’ last five games as underdogs have gone OVER the total points line.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been building some momentum with four wins in their first six games and they will be eager to stay hot after outlasting the Nets in a 129-125 road win on Monday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 36 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, Damian Lillard added 21 points, six rebounds and seven assists while Khris Middleton tallied 15 points on six of 10 shooting. As a team, the Bucks shot 47 percent from the field and 16 of 48 from the 3-point line as they trailed for a majority of the first half, before they clicked into gear and poured in 66 points in the second half to escape with the narrow win.
Milwaukee Bucks Team Facts
- The Bucks have won 21 of their last 22 games against the Pistons.
- The Bucks have failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 10 games following a win.
- Seven of the Bucks’ last eight home games on the first leg of a back-to-back have gone OVER the total points line.
The Pistons are going to be shorthanded again as Joe Harris, Jaden Ivey, Isaiah Livers and Monte Morris are all out, while the Bucks are going to be resting Khris Middleton due to injury management. The Pistons looked like a different team in their upset win over the red-hot Warriors on Monday, but it’s hard to trust them when they had lost five in a row prior to that victory. The Bucks have yet to really hit top gear this season, but they are loaded with firepower, even with Middleton sitting this one out. The line is hefty, so while I like the Bucks to win easily here, I think the Pistons hang around long enough to get the backdoor cover.