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Bucks vs Pistons Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Milwaukee Laying Massive Points on the Road

The Milwaukee Bucks have an easy night with a date against the lowly Detroit Pistons on Monday night. The NBA lines tell us what we need to know about this matchup, with a spread of 16½ points for the road team.

Bucks Clinging Onto No. 1 Seed

The Bucks enter Monday with a slim 1½-game lead over the Boston Celtics in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. So, while the Pistons’ season has long been over, the essential games for Milwaukee are still in front of them.

Bucks vs Pistons Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Bucks vs Pistons Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Monday presents the easiest of these matchups from a win/loss standpoint. However, 16½ points is a lot for sports betting online in the NBA. Unless you are the Bucks, that is. Milwaukee is on a tear, winning two of their last three games by at least 28 points. They crushed the San Antonio Spurs by 36 and the Utah Jazz by 28 last week. Sure, they also were smoked by the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, but nobody’s perfect.

There is one slight concern with the possibility of Giannis Antetokounmpo missing Monday’s game with a knee issue. He is listed as probable, but if the Bucks were going to rest him, this is the game to do it in. Goran Dragic and Jae Crowder are probable while Meyers Leonard is out.

Pistons Continue to Tumble

At this point, we all know what kind of team the Pistons are. They are downright terrible and barely fielding a competitive team without sugarcoating it. The Pistons are on a 1-16 slump since a single victory in early February.

While outright wins and losses aren’t always indicative of a profitable team to bet online, in this case, they do. The Pistons are on a losing streak of 0-5 against the spread (ATS) and 2-9 in their last 11. They have lost by at least 20 points in three of their previous five games.

So, while 16½ points may sound like a lot, remember the Pistons lost back-to-back games against the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors by more than 20.

The NBA news regarding Detroit’s injuries just adds to their woes. Alec Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic have been ruled out for Monday, while several others are questionable.

Bucks vs Pistons Game Injuries

Bucks vs Pistons Head-to-Head

The Bucks and most of the NBA have dominated their matchups with the Pistons in recent seasons. Milwaukee is on a four-game winning streak over Detroit and 20-1 in their previous 21 duels dating back to 2018. Milwaukee is also on a 2-0 ATS win streak when the NBA betting lines list them as betting favorites of 10 or more.

Bucks vs Pistons Game Information

  • Game: Bucks (53-21) vs Pistons (16-58)
  • Location Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
  • Day/Time: Monday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Bucks vs Pistons Live stream: NBA Game Pass

Bucks vs Pistons Betting Lines

Bucks vs Pistons Picks and Prediction

I have maintained that there is no situation to trust the Pistons regarding NBA betting, and that stance has not changed. The fact that Detroit faces the number one team in the Eastern Conference does little to help their situation. This team has had one win since before Valentine’s Day, and Monday night won’t be number two. I’m happily adding the Bucks to cover in my NBA picks for Monday.

The Milwaukee Bucks are listed at -2000 in our Vegas NBA lines. If you wager $100 on the Bucks, you can win $5. The Detroit Pistons are +1000, offering a chance to win $1000 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Bucks a 95.24% chance to win, with the Pistons at 9.09%.

Bucks vs Pistons Edge

Bucks vs Pistons Results

Bucks vs Pistons Game Summary

Bucks vs Pistons Previous Game (Jan 23, 2023)

There are some big names missing for Monday’s clash between the Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons, but it’s an important Eastern Conference game, at least for the Bucks.

The Bucks dropped three of their last five and need a win if they want to stay in third place. On the other hand, the Pistons have lost six of their last seven and are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

NBA betting markets have the Bucks at -11, so the 29-17 team is favored heavily to win.

The difference in this game could be Holliday and we’re picking him to have another big game.

He has been in outstanding form and the Pistons aren’t showing many fights, so take the Bucks -11 in their bid to go 3-0 against Detroit.

Because of the lack of star power, we’re also including the under in our NBA picks.

Bucks vs Pistons Game Summary

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