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Detroit Pistons versus Milwaukee Bucks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-30-2012


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The 15-12 Milwaukee Bucks will travel to face the 10-22 Detroit Pistons in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Detroit is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass channel.

The NBA odds from this game have the home team Detroit Pistons favored by -2 1/2 points with an over under line of 192 points. When the odds opened up a few hours ago Detroit was a -3 point favorite with a total of 192 points. There has been no movement on the total and a ½ point move on the Milwaukee side.

The two teams met four times last year with Milwaukee winning and covering three of the four contests.

The Bucks are 7-6 on the road this season. The Bucks have won two straight and seven of their past ten games. Milwaukee defeats Miami last night as a +4 ½ point home underdog. The game went under 199 ½ points. The team catches the Heat on the back end of a back to back. Milwaukee crushes Miami in the final period by outscoring the Heat 35-14. The Bucks force 22 Heat turnovers and committed just seven in the win. They get a good performance from Brandon Jennings who hits on 8 of 16 from the floor and dishes out seven assists with 25 points. Both starting guards Jennings and Monta Ellis are inefficient shooters hovering around the 40% mark on the year and both are the leaders in scoring for Milwaukee.

The Pistons host the Bucks with a home mark of 7-8 on the year. Their record stinks because they are 3-14 on the highway. Detroit has won three of their past four games. On Friday night they host Miami and come away with the 109-99 home win as a +6 point home underdog. The total landed over 189 ½ points. Detroit falls behind 32-17 after one quarter then they outscore the Heat by 25 points the rest of the way to earn the win. The Pistons shoot 58% for the game in the win and make 12 of 19 three pointers. The Detroit bench scores 64 points in the win. The team is 22nd in the league in scoring offense with just 95 points a game. The Pistons has seen an upsurge offensively with 100 or more points in three of their past four games.