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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons - 4/14/19 NBA - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks
Date & Time Sunday April 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -11.5 -- Over/Under:
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The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in game one of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs at the Fiserv Forum.

Position-By-Position Breakdown Of Milwaukee Bucks-Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are in the playoffs for the first time since 2015-16 and just the second time in the last 10 yeas. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.6 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks are in the playoffs for a third straight year and have their eyes on their first final appearance since 1973-74. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.2 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last eight home games.

The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bucks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Central. The Pistons are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Milwaukee and 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Bucks last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall.

The Detroit Pistons have had majority of their struggles this season on the road and are a hit or miss team that's hard to trust. The Milwaukee Bucks have been the most consistent team in the league all season and are 13-7 ATS as a double-digit favorite. The problem here is that the Bucks looked shaky at times down the stretch and are still banged up. The Detroit Pistons are a capable team, and there's a reason why they've only been a double-digit underdog three times this season. This line is showing no respect to the road team. I can't pass up this many free points. 

Detroit Pistons +11.5

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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