Bucks vs. Pistons Pick
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Pistons are listed as a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 207 points.
Detroit opened as a 2.5-point favorite before the line dropped, while the total has gone down significantly from 211. The line is at 1.5 at most books, but always shop around to find the best line for your bet. The total can be found at 208 at various books.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 57 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Bucks. Online wager info also shows that 64 percent of bets are being placed on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Milwaukee guard Matthew Dellavedova is still recovering from an ankle sprain and will be out until early March. For the Pistons, point guard Reggie Jackson has been sidelined with an ankle sprain since December and is targeting a mid-March return.
The Pistons have hit the skids after initially surging following the trade for Blake Griffin. They have lost their last three contests by at least 12 points and are in desperation mode mode on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Now Detroit gets a Bucks team it has lost two of three meetings to this season, although the Pistons won 105-96 in the lone meeting on their home floor back on Nov. 3. Milwaukee has dropped three of four, but with three losses by a combined six points to go with an impressive 122-119 victory at Toronto it's a team still playing very good basketball. Take the better team here to notch a road victory.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS +1.5