Monday, March 21, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, March 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 30-39 and a road record of 9-26. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-22. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 36-34 and a home record of 21-12. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 0.7. Detroit has a division record of 7-6 and a conference record of 22-20. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.7 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Reggie Jackson averages 18.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Milwaukee averages 99.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.2 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Detroit averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 56.5 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Bucks average 96.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons score 106.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 114.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-33-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-33-1 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 35-32-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 37-33-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/20/16 G Jodie Meeks Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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