Bucks vs. Pistons Prediction
Can the Detroit Pistons put up a fight against the Milwaukee Bucks when the series turns to Detroit for Game 3 tonight at 8PM ET?
561 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 562 Detroit Pistons
Saturday, April 20, 2019
8PM ET – Little Caesars Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Bucks are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -8.5 points against the Pistons. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 216.5 points. The public betting for the contest has 89 percent going on the Bucks on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bucks win big again
Milwaukee rolled to another big win in Game 2 of the series at home, 120-99, despite trailing at halftime. Milwaukee comes into tonight’s game 62-22 on the season, 27-14 on the road, 49-31-4 against the spread and 43-31 with the over.
The Bucks shot a high percentage again on Wednesday in Game 2, going 47 of 90 from the field and 11 of 26 from the 3-point line. Giannis Antetokounmpo dealt with foul trouble in the first half, but still put up 26 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in the win. Eric Bledsoe led the team in scoring with 27 points and six assists while Khris Middleton added 24 points with eight assists. As a team, the Bucks had 32 assists.
Pistons struggling without Griffin
Detroit showed a little more fight in Game 2, but the Pistons just didn’t have the offensive weapons to compete with Milwaukee The Pistons played without Blake Griffin again and he is listed as questionable for tonight’s game, but previous reports from Detroit had him missing the entire series. The Pistons are now 41-43 on the season, 26-15 at home, 41-40-3 against the spread and 44-40 with the under.
The Pistons only turned the ball over eight times in Game 2, they simply couldn’t make baskets. As a team they shot 37 of 99 from the floor and 12 of 36 from the arc. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead the team, but was a -32 for the game. Luke Kennard had a team-high 19 points while Reggie Jackson added 18 points and eight assists.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games against Central Division opponents.
The Pistons are 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last five home games after a road trip of 7 days or more.
While Detroit could be more competitive at home, the Pistons showed they have no answer for Giannis when he is on the floor. Detroit took advantage of him getting into foul trouble in the first half of Game 2, but then were completely thumped in the second half when he returned. The Pistons only hope is that the Bucks just don’t shoot well at all, and it’s hard to imagine the league’s top offense completely having an off night.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5