Friday, March 31, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 7 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 34-41. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 101.1 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 39-36. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 35-40-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 33-42-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-41-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 40-34-1 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/30/17 PG Reggie Jackson Knee doubtful Thursday vs. Brooklyn
03/28/17 F Reggie Bullock Foot missed last game, "?" Thursday vs Brooklyn
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/25/17 F John Henson Thumb out indefinitely
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 14.1 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Greg Monroe averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.29 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.43 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 109.5. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -7
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