Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 10/31/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+13)
The Detroit Pistons are traveling to Fiserv Forum on Monday where they will go up against the Milwaukee Bucks. Detroit opens this contest as 13-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 227.
The Pistons faced the Hawks and took a loss by a final of 136-112 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Pistons ended up finishing with 22 while the Hawks finished the game with 26 personal fouls. They also knocked down 12 out of their 29 attempts from beyond the arc. Atlanta finished the game at 77.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 18 attempts. Furthermore, Atlanta pulled down 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Atlanta distributed 31 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. In regard to the defense, Detroit allowed the other team to shoot 56.7% from the field on 55 out of 97 shooting. They also dished out 18 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 42 with 14 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Pistons knocked down 31 of their 38 shots for a percentage of 81.6%. Detroit ended the contest with a 43.0% field goal percentage (37 of 86) and converted 7 of 32 3-point attempts.
Cade Cunningham is a guy who played a role in the matchup. Cunningham shot 60.9% from the floor and also recorded 8 dimes. He was on the court for 33 mins and also pulled down 9 boards. He ended up scoring 35 points on 14 out of 23 shooting.
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Detroit comes into this game with a mark of 1-5 for the year. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 22.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Detroit is grabbing 44.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 136 dimes on the campaign, which is 18th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Pistons are hitting 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (70 of 208) and 73.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 109.7 points per contest (24th in basketball) while going 42.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Pistons have forced 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 23.0 personal fouls. They give up 37.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 30th in basketball in PPG allowed (122.8). The Pistons defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 50.4% (281 of 557) and they surrender 49.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 20th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 157 conceded on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Bucks got the victory with a final of 123-115 when they played the Hawks. The Bucks snagged 35 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 49 for this game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Hawks committed 23 fouls for this contest which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 29 tries. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a rate of 65.5%. With regard to 3-pointers, Milwaukee converted 14 of their 36 tries (38.9%). When the game finished, the Bucks went 45 out of 92 from the field which had them at 48.9%. The Bucks allowed the Hawks to convert 45 of 94 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.9% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 44.8% from downtown by going 13 out of 29 and finished the contest at 12 out of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Atlanta to pull down 42 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Jrue Holiday was important for the Bucks in this game. Holiday earned 34 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 12 dimes in this game. He made 13 out of 22 for the game for a rate of 59.1%, and had 2 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 5-0 for the season. The Bucks commit 20.2 fouls per game and they hit 70.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.2 times per contest (16th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per game. Milwaukee has 567 points for the campaign (113.4 per game) and they snag 51.6 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball.
The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the NBA in PPG allowed with 103.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (1st in the league). The Milwaukee defense gives up 34.9% on 3-point shots (53 of 152) and their opponents are converting on 76.8% of their foul shots. They give up 19.6 dimes and 44.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 1st and 19th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-13) and under 227 points
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