Bucks vs. Pistons Pick
Will the Detroit Pistons protect their home-court advantage Friday night at 7PM EST versus the Milwaukee Bucks?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pistons are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 205 points.
The Bucks come in with a 4-4 record following a 126-121 loss at the Hornets. Detroit is 5-3 after a 113-93 defeat at the Lakers. Milwaukee went 3-1 straight up in the four meetings last season and 2-2 ATS. The over-under also went 2-2.
Khris Middleton poured in a career-high 43 points for the Bucks to go with seven assists and five rebounds in the loss at Charlotte. Malcolm Brogdon contributed 20 points and four assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 14 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. Tony Snell added 17 points. Milwaukee was outscored 38-33 in the fourth quarter.
Detroit was led by Reggie Jackson as he accounted for 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the loss at Los Angeles. Tobias Harris had 18 points and four rebounds. Andre Drummond added 10 points, 12 boards and five assists. The Pistons were outscored in every quarter and trailed 58-45 at halftime.
The Bucks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Detroit. Milwaukee is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Pistons looked great on their road trip until a dud at the Lakers, upsetting the Clippers and Warriors on back-to-back nights. But with their struggles against the Bucks recently coupled with Milwaukee finding more help for Antetokounmpo, the smart play here is to take the two points given to the visitors.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS +2
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