Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/02/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Venue:  Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
Where to Watch:  BSDET

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Bucks -4.5, Pistons +4.5; Over/Under:  216.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Bucks -4.5, Pistons +4.5; Over/Under:  216.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Bucks -5.5, Pistons +5.5; Over/Under:  216.5 points
 

Season Record

Milwaukee Bucks:  3-4 (2nd place, Central Division)
Detroit Pistons:  1-5 (4th place, Central Division)
 
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Milwaukee Bucks:  3-4 last 5
Detroit Pistons:  1-5 last 5
 
 
 

Milwaukee Bucks Analysis

The Bucks are coming into this game with a 3-4 record overall and they are 2-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Bucks have had a very rough start to their season after winning the NBA Championship last season and they are coming into this game on a 3 game losing streak. They lost their last game on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz 107-95. They were dominated in that game from the start with the Jazz taking the lead in the first quarter and never giving it back. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in points in that game with 25 while Grayson Allen was next on the team with 18 points. Giannis also led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Thanasis Antetokounmpo led the team in rebounds with 9. Their offense is averaging 108.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 111.9 PPG against them. The Bucks opened their last game as a 1 point favorite with that line closing around 5 points with them as the underdog while the point total opened at 224.5 and closed around 222 points. The Bucks did not cover the spread in that game losing by 12 points while the game stayed under the total with 202 total points.
 
 

Detroit Pistons Analysis

The Pistons are coming into this game with a 1-5 record overall and they are 1-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The Pistons opened the season losing their first 4 games. They won their first game of the season against the Orlando Magic the other night but then followed up that win with a loss against the Brooklyn Nets in their last game on Sunday night. They lost that game 117-91 in a game that they were dominated in from the start losing every quarter of that game. Cory Joseph led the team in points off the bench in that game with 13 while Josh Jackson was next on the team coming off the bench with 12 points. It was not a good night for the starting lineup and their shooting in that game. Saddiq Bey led the team in assists with 6 while Josh Jackson led the team in rebounds with 5. Their offense is averaging 96.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 107.2 PPG against them. The Pistons opened their last game as a 12.5 point underdog with that line closing around 12 points while the point total opened at 215 and closed around 211 points. The Pistons did not cover the spread in that game losing by 26 points while the game stayed under the total with 208 total points.
 
 

 

Bucks vs Pistons Prediction

The Bucks are coming into this game as a 5.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to the bookmakers. The Bucks just lost in their last game getting smashed at home by the Jazz. They will be angry from that loss and looking to bounce back in this game. The Pistons might just be the worst team in the NBA this season and they have one of the worst shooting in the league averaging under 100 points per game. The best bet to place in this game is on the Bucks to cover the spread here and have a good bounce back game.
 
Bucks Pistons Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Bucks 117 Pistons 97.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Milwaukee Bucks: 1066-990 O/U in all games. 518-500 O/U in road games. 166-143 O/U In November games. 355-322 O/U in the first half of the season. 362-330 O/U after a non-conference game.
Detroit Pistons: 157-138 O/U as a home underdog. 537-496 O/U in home games. 149-145 O/U off a road loss by 10 points or more. 791-764 O/U after scoring 105 points or less.
 

Key Injuries

 
Milwaukee Bucks:  J. Holiday (PG) Ques Tues - Ankle injury. R. Hood (SG) Ques Tues - Hand injury. S. Ojeleye (PF) Ques Tues - Conditioning. K. Middleton (SF) Ques Tues - Illness. B. Lopez (C) Out indefinitely - Back injury. D. DiVincenzo (SG) Out indefinitely - Foot injury.
Detroit Pistons:  C. Cunningham (PG) Ques Tues - Ankle injury. C. Smith (SF) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. I. Livers (PF) Early Nov - Foot injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"He's very calm in big moments. That's just how he is. He's always kind of got a next-play mentality. In Utah, when I was there, something they liked to talk about mentally a lot is your next-play speed. He's very good at that. I think that really helps him down the stretch, too.” - Grayson Allen after their loss to the Jazz.
 
 
"We just didn't play with any activity." - Corey Joseph on the way they played in their loss to the Nets in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Milwaukee Bucks
PG     George Hill
SG     Grayson Allen
SF     Khris Middleton
PF     Giannis Antetokounmpo
C     Bobby Portis
 
Detroit Pistons
PG     Killian Hayes
SG     Cade Cunningham 
SF     Saddiq Bey
PF     Jerami Grant
C     Isaiah Stewart
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Milwaukee Bucks
PPG: G. Antetokounmpo (27.3)
APG: G. Antetokounmpo (6)
Reb/G: G. Antetokounmpo (11.1)
 
Detroit Pistons
PPG: J. Grant (16)
APG: S. Bey (2.8)
Reb/G: S. Bey (8)
 
Coaches:
Milwaukee Bucks: Mike Budenholzer (4th season)
Detroit Pistons: Dwane Casey (4th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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