Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -6.5
Fiserv Forum is the site where Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (12-3, 1st in the Central Division) will take on the Detroit Pistons (4-10, 5th in the Central Division) on Saturday. Detroit opens this matchup as 6.5 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 224.
The Pistons cover the spread 30.8% of the time, having gone 4-9-1 ATS. Milwaukee is covering the spread 46.7% of the time, going 7-8-0 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/21/2019 Tony Snell SG Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/11/2019 Khris Middleton SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
Andre Drummond comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 16.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Luke Kennard averages 17.6 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 4.2 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 30.1 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 14.1 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Eric Bledsoe averages 18.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.3 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 41.5 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 17.5 per game. The Pistons allow 112.0 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 26.4 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the NBA with 120.8 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.27. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 52.1 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.5. The Bucks are 17th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Bucks give up 111.5 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 47.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Detroit is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Milwaukee is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Bucks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 9th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 106.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% 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 +6.5
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