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Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/29/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons +6 -- Over/Under: 219.5
TV Channel
FSWI, FSDT
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for another win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 107.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 points and 12.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.4 points and 4.1 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 5.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven road games.

The Detroit Pistons need a statement win after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 105.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 26.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 16.5 points and 14.9 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have split their last six home games.

The Bucks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pistons are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and the home team is 3-0-2 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Pistons last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 overall.

When these teams met on New Years Day, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons by 23 points and covered a 10-point line with ease. The Bucks are one of the more consistent teams in the league, winning by an average of 9.6 points on the season and 6.6 points in their last five games. The Bucks are also 15-8 ATS this season when a favorite of at least six points. The Detroit Pistons are the complete opposite of consistent and don't have much of a home court advantage when you consider they're winning by an average of 0.1 points. I have a hard time getting behind the Pistons, especially with this offense that doesn't improve. The Pistons are shooting just 41.7 percent from the field in their last five games, which is much worse than their season average that is ranked 29th in the league. I have no choice but to lay the reasonable number with the Bucks. 

Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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