Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+13.5)
Fiserv Forum is the site where and the Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) will play the Detroit Pistons (1-6) on Wednesday. Detroit opens this contest as 13.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 227.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the Bucks and ended up losing by a score of 125-115 in their last game. Detroit ended the game having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (43 of 98) and made 17 out of their 40 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pistons buried 12 of 12 tries for a rate of 100%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 27 assists for the game as well as having 9 steals and 5 blocks. In the matter of the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 57.6% from the field on 49 out of 85 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 32 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Bucks snagged 49 rebounds (7 offensive, 42 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Milwaukee finished shooting 81.3% at the charity stripe by making 13 of their 16 shots. They also made 14 of 34 tries from distance.
Jerami Grant is one player who was a contributor for this game. He accounted for 24 points on 10 of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 34:12 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Grant ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Pistons was Derrick Rose. He totaled 2 rebounds and also accounted for 8 dimes. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field in this game by shooting 9-of-18 (24 points). When the final whistle was blown, Rose played 24:38 minutes.
Detroit will play this game with a win-loss record of 1-6 on the campaign. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Detroit is grabbing 43.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 172 dimes so far this season, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Pistons are hitting 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (94 of 266) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.0 points per contest (14th in basketball) while shooting 43.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Pistons are forcing 17.3 turnovers every game and they draw 21.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 28th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 192 conceded on the campaign. The Pistons defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 50.2% (121 of 150) and they relinquish 45.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 38.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 25th in the NBA in points per game allowed (117.6).
In their win against Detroit, the Bucks were able to corral 42 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 49 in this contest. They also blocked 4 attempts while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Pistons earned 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.3%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Milwaukee converted 14 out of their 34 attempts (41.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Bucks finished 49 out of 85 from the field which gave them a percentage of 57.6%. The Bucks permitted the Pistons to convert 43 of 98 attempts from the field which had them at 43.9% for the contest. They shot 42.5% from three-point range by shooting 17 of 40 and finished the game at 12 of 12 from the charity stripe (100.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Milwaukee allowed Detroit to grab 31 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks for the matchup. He knocked down 17 of 24 for the contest for a field goal rate of 70.8%, which earned him 43 points. Antetokounmpo collected 9 rebounds in his 36:04 mins of time on the hardwood and added 4 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He notched 19 points in his 35:50 mins on the hardwood by going 7 of 10 from the floor for this contest. Middleton walked away from this one going 70.0% from the field and also earning 4 assists and 9 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 4-3 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are hitting on 49.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. Milwaukee has scored 872 points on the campaign (124.6 per game) and they snag 48.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 26.4 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.9 times per contest. The Bucks commit 20.3 personal fouls per game and they go 76.2% from the free throw line. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 15th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.1. The Milwaukee defense surrenders 36.6% on 3-pointers (93 of 254) and their opposition knocks down 79.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 22.4 dimes and 40.1 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 5th and 2nd in basketball. They have forced 15.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (13th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+13.5)
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