Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 33-26. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 28-32. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-29-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-28-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 26-32-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 25-32-3 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is OUT 3-4 weeks
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out for season
Khris Middleton averages 20.1 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 27.6 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
Blake Griffin averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Andre Drummond averages 15.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Milwaukee averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.02 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 104.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season. Detroit is 24th in the league with 103.1 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.05. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Pistons are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 14th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Milwaukee is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Detroit is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -2.5
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