Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 Point Spread Picks 4/14/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 11.5 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 41-41. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 107.0 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 60-22. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 118.1 points per contest and give up 109.3, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 42-39-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 38-43-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 47-32-3 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 41-41-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/11/19 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Calf is probable Sunday vs Detroit
04/09/19 G Tony Snell Ankle is out indefinitely
03/27/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot is out for season
03/23/19 C Pau Gasol Ankle is out indefinitely
03/20/19 F Nikola Mirotic Hand is out indefinitely
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 15.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%. Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.5 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Eric Bledsoe averages 15.9 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Detroit averages 107.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 118.1 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.7 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Bucks are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Detroit is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Milwaukee is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 1st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -11.5
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