Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons Expert NBA Picks 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 6.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 35-13. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.6 as they average 117.3 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 21-27. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 105.9 points per contest and give up 108.5, which is a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-19-2 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-25-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 22-25-1 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 19-28-0 against the over/under this year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/28/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/27/19 PG Ish Smith Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.6 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game. He averages 5.8 assists per game and 12.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Blake Griffin scores 26.5 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 5.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Andre Drummond averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 14.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 117.3 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 49.0 boards per contest and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 107.6 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 24th in the NBA with 105.9 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.63. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 22.0. The Pistons are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Pistons give up 108.5 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Detroit is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 10th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -6.5
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