Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 14-9. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 104.5 points per contest while giving up 102.7 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 12-10. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.0 points per contest and giving up 104.2, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 15-7-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-11-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/04/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Detroit
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris averages 19.1 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 15 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%.
Khris Middleton averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.9 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Detroit averages 104.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.83 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 104.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game this season. Milwaukee is 22nd in the league with 103 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.18. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Bucks are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Pistons are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Detroit is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Milwaukee is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 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 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +3.5
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