Today, the Detroit Pistons (4-37) host the Milwaukee Bucks (28-13) at Little Caesars Arena in a Central Division matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 ET.

Oddsmakers have the Bucks as a 13-point favorite, with the over/under line set at 242.5. Milwaukee (-907) is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference, while Detroit (+595) is 15th.


The Pick: Detroit Pistons +13

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-105 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 16 threes.

Are the Bucks Ready for a Win at Detroit?

As the Bucks look to bounce back from a 135-95 loss to the Cavaliers, they are 13-point favorites against the Pistons. Milwaukee’s ATS record for the season is 16-25, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last three games.

This season, the Bucks have been favored in 39 of their 41 games, going 28-11 straight-up and 15-24 vs. the spread. As the favorite, they have an average scoring differential of +5.2 points per game.

Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 25-16, and their games have averaged 244.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 242.5.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Bucks are currently in 2nd place with a record of 28-13. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 21-11 and 6-6 vs. Central Division opponents.

On the road, the Bucks are 9-9 straight-up and 8-10 vs. the spread. Their average scoring differential on the road is +0.8 points per game.

Heading into their game against the Pistons, the Bucks are one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, averaging 124.2 points per game (2nd). Milwaukee has been especially effective on the road, scoring 121.9 points per game (2nd).

When it comes to pace, the Bucks are 4th in the NBA at 101.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Milwaukee is 4th in the league at 49%. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams, making an average of 14.3 threes per game (5th).

Overall, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 78% of their games. In terms of free throws, Milwaukee is 3rd in the league in both attempts and makes. However, they are just 25th in offensive rebounds.

At present, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 24th, allowing 120.3 points per game. The Bucks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Cavaliers offense to just 40% shooting. Overall, they gave up 135 points to Cleveland.

Will the Pistons Win at Home?

In their last game against the Timberwolves, the Pistons lost by a score of 124-117. The O/U line for that game was 223 points, and Detroit was 12.5-point underdogs going into the game.

The Pistons have an O/U record of 26-14-1 this season, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 242.5 points, which is higher than 38 of their previous games.

Detroit’s ATS record for the season is 17-23, and they have covered the spread in their last two home games. As 13-point underdogs today, they are looking to cover the spread for the fourth straight game.

This season, the average combined scoring total in Pistons games is 234.5 points. Their most recent game vs. Minnesota finished with 241 points, and the O/U line was 223.

Currently, the Pistons are 15th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 4-37. In the Central Division, they are in 5th place. In non-conference games, the Pistons are 0-17 and 4-20 against other Eastern Conference teams.

At home, the Pistons are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 110.6 points per game. Overall, they are 25th in scoring with 111.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Detroit is 7th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pistons are 27th in the NBA at 34%. They are also last in the league in three-pointers made per game at 10.6. In terms of free throws, Detroit is 20th in attempts at 22.1 per game.

So far this season, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.8% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 16th in the league at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, Detroit is 18th in the NBA at 53%.

On defense, the Pistons come into the game ranked 28th in the league in points allowed at 122.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 117.7 points per contest (21st). The Detroit defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Detroit.