The Detroit Pistons will travel to the Fiserv Forum on Wednesday night to take on the Milwaukee Bucks in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Pistons are 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 4-12 record and are hosting the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. The Bucks are seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 10-8 record and are riding a four-game winning streak after defeating the Orlando Magic at home 123-92 on Monday.
This will be the second of four games against one another as the Milwaukee Bucks picked up a 117-89 road win earlier this season. Let’s take a closer look into the Pistons and Bucks to determine where we should be betting.
Writing the GrantThe Detroit Pistons have been depending on the play of small forward Jerami Grant this season as he is playing 32.8 minutes and averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 1.2 steals. He is shooting decently well as he is shooting 40.9 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from the three-point line, and 79.5 percent from the free-throw line. In his last game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Grant finished with 36 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 37 minutes.
The Detroit Pistons have been struggling a bit defensively this year as they are allowing 108.3 points, which is currently 20th in the league. In their previous game against the Los Angeles Lakers, they gave up 121 points on 45-of-92 (48.9 percent) overall, 10-of-31 (32.3 percent) from deep, and 27 trips to the free-throw line. If they can figure out how to force misses more consistently, it will really help them improve as a team.
The Greek FreakPower forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one of the best players in the league as per usual and is producing extremely well. He is averaging 26.9 points, 11.9 rebounds, six assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.9 blocks in 32.6 minutes on the court. He needs to improve his shooting numbers as he is 50 percent from the floor, 27.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 68.6 percent from the charity stripe. In his last game against the Orlando Magic, Giannis played 24 minutes and finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, a steal, and two blocks. If he can continue to dominate on the court, it will be a great game for him.
☔️☔️☔️ pic.twitter.com/50il7YBBea— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 24, 2021
The Milwaukee Bucks have a struggling defense in the league at this point as they are giving up 107.1 points per game, which ranks 19th in the NBA. In their last game against the Orlando Magic, they allowed 92 points on 34-of-93 (36.6 percent) from the floor, 11-of-41 (26.8 percent) from beyond the arc, and shot 18 free-throws. If the Bucks can figure out how to defend just like this more often, they will be able to climb up the standings after a slow start.
- Detroit: 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games
- Detroit: 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games vs a team with a winning record