Bucks vs. Pistons Prediction
Last game: (1/11/13). Detroit (+5.5) over MILWAUKEE, 103-87. Milwaukee (23-19 SU, 23-19 ATS, 20-21-1 O/U) is coming off a 109-102 win over Golden State on Saturday, giving 2.5. Detroit (17-27 SU, 21-23 ATS, 20-22-2 O/U) defeated Orlando, 104-102 on Sunday, getting 2.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Bucks as a 1-point favorite versus the Pistons, while the total is sitting at 201 at most sports books. Milwaukee enters play with a 23-19 overall record while Detroit is 17-27 overall.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Pistons opened as a 1-point favorite but the line has since flipped to Bucks -1. As for the total, it opened at 200 and moved to 201 in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 61% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Bucks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Detroit. According to latest NBA trends, Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. Detroit is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central.
Detroit has been improving, winning 10 of their last 16. At home, they are a more than respectable 12-11, while they are 5-16 on the road. They match up well with Milwaukee, netting a 16-point victory at the Bradley Center earlier this month. Brandon Knight had 20 points in that win for Detroit and netted a career-high 31 in Sunday's 104-102 victory at Orlando. Knight made 12-for-16 from the floor against the Magic, burying five 3-pointers. While Knight had a career high in scoring vs. Orlando, backcourt mate Will Bynum recorded a season-high 12 assists. Detroit has won three of their last four against the Bucks. Expect that trend to continue with a Detroit win on Tuesday night.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: DETROIT PISTONS +1