Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/30/2014
Monday, March 31, 7:30 PM on FSWI, FSDT
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
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Ratings gold goes down in Detroit on Monday as the Bucks come to town to take on the Pistons. Combined the teams have combined for 4 wins in their last 20 and and collectively own 104 losses on the season. That being said, somebody has to win.
The Bucks have actually notched a win this week with a 108-105 win over the Lakers on Thursday night. Prior to that Milwaukee had dropped 8 straight although putting together a 7-3 ATS record during that time. By beating Los Angeles though Milwaukee has maintained only a 1 game 'lead' over Philadelphia for the worst record in the NBA and thus the best probability for the top draft pick.
Oddsmakers have their hands full in figuring out a line for Monday's game. Detroit has dropped 8 of 10 in their own right but have gone a less impressive 4-6 ATS. The tilt against Milwaukee will be the third in four nights for the Pistons so fatigue could be a factor.
Fans could be in for a surprise because the last time Milwaukee and Detroit met up it was a pretty entertaining game. The Bucks were listed as 4.5 point home underdogs on the January 22nd matchup and found themselves down 56-50 at the half. Caron Butler came off the bench and exploded in the 2nd half for Milwaukee, especially during a 23-16 4th quarter that put the game away giving the Bucks a SU win 104-101. The total peaked over the listed 196 thanks in part to Detroit's Brandon Jennings notching 30 against his former team.
Milwaukee is 18-17-1 ATS on the road this season
Milwaukee is 22-13-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Detroit is 15-22-0 ATS at home this season
Detroit is 24-12-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/27/13 G Carlos Delfino Foot out indefinitely
03/28/14 G O.J. Mayo Ankle questionable
03/27/14 F Ersan Ilyasova Ankle out for season
03/21/14 G Nate Wolters Hand out for season
03/19/14 C Larry Sanders Eye out for season
03/18/14 C Josh Harrellson Knee out indefinitely
02/20/14 G Chauncey Billups Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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