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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks

November 8, 2023

The Detroit Pistons (2-6) and Milwaukee Bucks (4-2) face off on Wednesday Night at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks are favored by -12.5, making them moderate favorites to be victorious at home.

  • Date: November 8, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Coverage: NBA League Pass

Detroit Pistons Preview

The Pistons have lost their last five games and need to find consistency soon. They recently were defeated in a 120-109 matchup against the Golden State Warriors, where they only outplayed the Warriors in the third quarter in points.

They are currently fifth in the Central Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. They also have a variety of players out for this game, such as Jaden Ivy, Alec Burks, and Joe Harris.

They need some work offensively, as they average 109.4 points per game and rank 21st in the league. Their efficiency ranks 16th, with a rating of 110.5, but their pace of play is at 23rd.

Their defense is solid, as they allow 112.9 points per game and rank 15th. The Pistons defensive efficiency will be tested, as they rank 18th with a rating of 114.0. If they have a difficult time defending, there is not a good chance that they can come back with their offense.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Bucks have won their last two games, which has been somewhat of a shaky start to the season. This recent win was a 129-125 performance over the Brooklyn Nets, where they were down by four at the half and for most of the game until late.

They are first in the division ahead of the Pistons and are third in the East. For this game, they are without Khris Middleton, but still have a competitive roster of Giannis Antetokounmpo (26.0 PPG) and Damian Lillard (22.7 PPG).

They average 116.7 points a game and rank 11th in the league. The Bucks are quite efficient with the ball, ranking ninth with a rating of 115.8.

Defensively they need to improve, as they allow 119.7 points per game and rank 25th. Their efficiency on defense is actually one of the worst in the league, at 27th with a rating of 118.8.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie offers the most recent odds for this matchup, with the Milwaukee Bucks as moderate contenders to find success. According to market analysis, the Bucks have an 83.5 percent chance of claiming victory.

  • Detroit Pistons +12.5 (-110)

  • Milwaukee Bucks: -12.5 (-110)

The Pistons do not have enough weapons to have a balanced attack on the Bucks. They also cannot stop Antetokounmpo, which will lead to other players like Lillard to have a good game.

Spooky Express Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -12.5 (-110)