Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/1/2019
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
The Pistons have a record of 16-18. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.8 as they average 107.7 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 25-10. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 116.9 points per contest and give up 107.9, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-16-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 15-17-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-15-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-17-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/23/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Nose is out indefinitely
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 25.0 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 15.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.8 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.8 per game. The Pistons allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 116.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.9 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Bucks are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Bucks surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Detroit is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Milwaukee is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Bucks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 3rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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