Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Detroit Pistons head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, October 13, 2017.
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The Pistons come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 37-45. They were 5th in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -1.2 as they averaged 101.3 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Bucks had an overall record of 42-40 last season. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They averaged 103.6 points per game and surrendered 103.8, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 38-43-1 against the spread last season
The Detroit Pistons were 36-46-0 against the over/under last year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks were 36-46-0 against the spread last season
The Milwaukee Bucks were 42-38-2 against the over/under last year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/11/2017 Dwight Buycks G Hip Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Avery Bradley G Ankle Game Time Decision
6/16/2017 Reggie Bullock F Suspension Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/5/2017 Mirza Teletovic F Undisclosed Game Time Decision
4/28/2017 Jabari Parker F Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Andre Drummond comes into this game after averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 13.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage was 53% while his free throw percentage was 39%. Tobias Harris averaged 16.1 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.7 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 84%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22.9 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 8.8 rebounds per contest and had 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage finished at 77%. Greg Monroe averaged 11.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 22.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 6.6 rebounds per game and had 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage was 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averaged 101.3 points per contest last year, which was 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -1.12 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a unit, which had them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shot 33%, which was good for 28th in the NBA. They averaged 45.7 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranked them 4th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 29th with 11.9 per game. The Pistons allowed 102.5 points per contest, which was 7th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 42.9 rebounds a game which ranked 9th, and they allowed 23.5 assists per game which put them in 21st place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee was 20th in the NBA with 103.6 points per contest last season. They were 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was -0.18. They shot 37% from beyond the arc, which was good for 10th in the league. They were 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 24.2. The Bucks were 12th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Bucks gave up 103.8 points per game, which ranked them 9th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 27th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks were 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest last year.
The Pistons were 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 107.1 was ranked 23rd last season. In terms of pace they were 22nd in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% was 27th. As a team they were 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Detroit was 29th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 13th in the league.
Milwaukee was 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 11th in the NBA. The Bucks were 13th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109.1 was ranked 11th. They were 26th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 7th. As a unit they were 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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