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

Detroit Pistons (16-18) at Milwaukee Bucks (25-10)
Date & Time Tuesday January 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -10.5 -- Over/Under: 218
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The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Detroit Pistons could use a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.4 points and 15.3 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is dishing 2.2 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 116.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 points and 12.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won their last four home games.

The Pistons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games, 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 4-1-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 10-3 in Bucks last 13 overall. The under is 11-5 in Pistons last 16 overall.

The Detroit Pistons continue to have trouble scoring the basketball and are being outscored by 4.9 points on the road this season. The Milwaukee Bucks are back in one of those stretches where they look like an East contender, as they're outscoring teams by 10 points and allowing just 39.3 percent shooting in their last five games. The Pistons are 3-3 ATS this season as an underdog of at least seven points, while the Bucks are 4-2 ATS when a double-digit favorite. When you combine the Pistons issues to score and the Bucks defense, this game could get ugly for the road team.

Milwaukee Bucks -10.5

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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