Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 4/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports WI
Little Caesars Arena is the site where the Detroit Pistons (23-57) will play the Milwaukee Bucks (49-30) on Friday.
The Bucks took the court against the Bulls and notched a win by a score of 127-106 in their last contest. Milwaukee finished the contest having earned a 52.9% FG percentage (46 out of 87) and buried 12 out of their 35 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 23 of 25 shots for a percentage of 92.0%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they collected 47 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 32 assists in this contest while creating 2 turnovers and getting 8 steals. With respect to the defense, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 42.9% from the floor on 42 out of 98 shooting. Chicago distributed 42 assists and had 22 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Chicago snagged 29 boards (13 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Chicago finished the game at 100.0% at the free throw line by making 13 of their 13 tries. They converted 9 of their 33 shots from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Bucks ended up with 19 and the Bulls totaled 14 personal fouls.
Brook Lopez is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He racked up 28 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Lopez finished the game shooting 64.3% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Milwaukee heads into this one with a record of 49-30 for the year. They turn it over 13.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 18.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling in 46.7 boards per game and has accounted for 1,877 dimes for the season, which ranks 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Bucks are shooting 36.6% on shots from 3-point land (1,116 of 3,046) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They average 115.2 points per contest (3rd in basketball) on 46.7% from the field.
On defense, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.6% on 3-pointers and they are 18th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.9). The Bucks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.6% (3,262 of 7,160) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 23rd in the NBA in allowing assists with 2,026 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Pistons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 131-113 against the Mavericks. The Pistons were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for this contest. They coughed it up 10 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Mavericks were called for 10 personal fouls in the game which got the Pistons to the charity stripe for 35 shots. They were able to bury 32 of them for a rate of 91.4%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Detroit buried 11 of their 30 tries (36.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Pistons finished 35 for 82 from the floor which had them at 42.7%. The Pistons allowed the Mavericks to make 45 of 80 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.3% in the matchup. They shot 45.5% from 3-point land by shooting 15 of 33 and finished the contest at 26 of 34 from the free throw line (76.5%). When talking about rebounding, Detroit permitted Dallas to pull down 33 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Cade Cunningham ended up having an impact for the Pistons for the game. He buried 7 of 19 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 36.8%, and had 7 rebounds. Cunningham had 25 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 9 dimes in this game.
Detroit has a mark of 23-57 this season. The Pistons commit 22.0 personal fouls per game and they hit 78.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.4 times per contest (24th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. Detroit has accumulated 8,389 pts on the campaign (104.9 per game) and they snag 43.0 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Pistons are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which is 29th in the NBA.
The Pistons on defense are ranked 21st in the league in points allowed per game with 112.3. They are forcing 14.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (25th in basketball). The Detroit defense concedes 36.5% from downtown (950 of 2,606) and opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their foul shots. They concede 25.1 assists and 46.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 19th and 24th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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