Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-11.5)
The Detroit Pistons (2-8) host the Milwaukee Bucks (7-4) at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday. Milwaukee opens this contest as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 227.
The Milwaukee Bucks took the court against the Orlando Magic and earned the victory with a final of 121-99 in their last contest. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 50.5% FG percentage (46 out of 91) and made 13 out of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Bucks made 16 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 43 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 25 assists for the game while having 15 steals and 7 blocked shots. Concerning defending, Milwaukee allowed 42.9% from the floor on 39 of 91 shooting. Orlando dished out 24 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, the Magic grabbed 44 rebounds (15 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Orlando ended up shooting 76.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 13 tries. They made 11 out of their 31 attempts from distance.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who was a major contributor in this game. He recorded 22 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He played 27:17 minutes played and also collected 6 boards. Antetokounmpo finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 4 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He grabbed 10 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He finished 52.9% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 9-of-17 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Middleton played 29:49 min.
Milwaukee will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 7-4 on the year. The Bucks are connecting on 41.1% on 3-point shots (179 of 436) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 121.9 pts per contest (1st in the NBA) while shooting 49.4% from the floor. They are turning it over 15.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 47.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 288 dimes this year, which is 3rd in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They rank 15th in the NBA in giving up assists with 248 surrendered so far this season. The Bucks defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (164 of 205) and they surrender 42.6 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are conceding 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 15th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Detroit Pistons went home defeated by a final of 96-86 when they faced the Utah Jazz. The Pistons were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 39 for this game. They rejected 7 attempts while getting 10 steals for the game. The Jazz were called for 17 personal fouls in this contest which got the Pistons to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of them for a percentage of 85.7%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Detroit buried 10 out of 42 attempts (23.8%). When all was said and done, the Pistons shot 29 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.3%. The Pistons allowed the Jazz to make 35 of their 82 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.7% for the matchup. They finished 31.4% from distance via 11 of 35 and finished the contest at 15 of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Detroit allowed Utah to snag 63 in total (16 on the offensive side).
Jerami Grant ended up having an impact for the Pistons in the game. He buried 9 of 19 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.4%, which had him finishing with 28 points. Grant grabbed 4 boards in his 36:18 minutes of time on the court and tallied 4 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Detroit was Saddiq Bey. He ended up scoring 12 points in his 27:17 minutes on the court by going 3 of 9 from the floor in this contest. Bey wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field in addition to totaling 2 dimes and 3 total rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss record of 2-8 for the campaign. The Pistons have committed 19.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 80.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.6 times per game (20th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. Detroit has accumulated 1,088 points for the season (108.8 per contest) and they grab 43.7 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Pistons are shooting 41.7% from the field, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. The Pistons on defense are ranked 24th in the league in points per game surrendered with 115.4. They are forcing 17.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.4% from the field (29th in basketball). The Detroit defense gives up 38.0% on 3-point shots (142 of 374) and opponents are connecting on 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 26.8 assists and 47.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 27th and 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+11.5)
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