Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks Pick - Game One

April 14, 7:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
DET +13 / MIL-13

The Detroit Pistons (41-41) will travel to the Milwaukee Bucks (60-22) for a Central Division rivalry match that will take place in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Game One will take place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET and will be broadcasted on TNT. The Deer have won all four meetings this season between both teams. Most recently, Milwaukee made a trip to Detroit on January 29th and produced a win and cover as a seven-point choice. The Bucks defeated the Pistons 115-105.

Detroit at Milwaukee Betting Overview:

The Pistons won their last two outings of the season to capture the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The race was stiff and competitive down the backstretch with Charlotte and Miami being relegated from contention in the final frames. The Pistons most recently handled the Knicks in New York by a score of 115-89 when they were in action on Wednesday. Detroit covered easily as an 8.5-point favorite.

Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks come into this contest losing their second consecutive home game when they were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. The Deer closed as a four-point favorite. It is worth noting that the Bucks wrapped up "home court" with three games to spare, so needless to say Milwaukee was not putting its best foot forward. The Bucks remain the strongest team at home in the NBA with a 33-8 SU record this season.

Reasons To Avoid Detroit:

Many talk about Detroit owning a defensive edge in this game as their defense gives up 107.3 points per game (7th in the NBA) to Milwaukee’s defensive surrendering 109.3 points per match (11th in the league), but I assure you it is nothing to revel in. The two-point gap between the two teams' respective defenses is quickly evaporated by Milwaukee's league-leading offense. The Bucks score 118.1 points per match which is 11.1 points greater than Detroit’s 25th ranked scoring offense of 107 points per outing.

Reasons To Back Milwaukee:

As mentioned, Milwaukee is a scary team to face in its own den. There is a reason why many advise visitors to fear the deer. In Milwaukee, the Bucks outscored their opponents by an average of 12 points which makes this market situated ideally for the Deer to foster a cover. In addition to this, the Deer have an answer for rebound machine and Detroit Center Andre Drummond as Milwaukee is the best rebounding team in the NBA with 49.7 total boards per game.

Pistons vs. Bucks Prediction 4/14/19

The Bucks will use this opening game as an opportunity to remind the masses that they are indeed a force to be reckoned with in their own stead. Milwaukee will dominate this contest and take the Pistons wire-to-gate. This match has all the makings of a statement game for the Bucks, and they could win this one by 20-plus points easily.


Free Pick: 
Take Milwaukee -13