Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 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 Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 10-3. They are 1st in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 7-6. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 9-3-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6-5-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/12/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
11/12/17 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/13/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Andre Drummond averages 13.7 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 15.7 rebounds per contest for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Khris Middleton has scored 18 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 31.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.3 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 106.5 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.31 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 14.4 per game. The Pistons allow 101.2 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 18th in the NBA with 104.3 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.85. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 24.2. The Bucks are 28th in turnovers per contest with 14.4. The Bucks give up 105.2 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Detroit is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 11th in the league.
Milwaukee is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4.5
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