Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons Prediction, NBA Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Mar 26, 2023

It’s first versus worst when the Milwaukee Bucks head over to play the Detroit Pistons Monday night.

March 27, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Little Caesars Arena
Pointspread -12 -110
Moneyline -612
Over / Under o +226.5


Betting Action


Pointspread +12 -110
Moneyline +484
Over / Under u +226.5


Betting Action


Milwaukee’s 53-21 record has them atop the Eastern Conference as eight games remain in their regular season. The 16-58 Pistons are far below in the conference’s basement and have dropped five straight games.

Milwaukee last played Saturday at Denver, losing 129-106 in the second outing of a four-game road trip. Detroit’s been off since Friday where they lost 118-97 at Toronto. The Pistons are NBA’s lone club with single-digit home victories and only have three more tires to do so.

Tip-off at Little Caesars Arena starts at 7 p.m. EDT, with the Bucks a 15-point favourite on the road and the total at 232 on the NBA odds.

Bucks vs. Pistons NBA Betting Odds

It’s pure Milwaukee domination when these teams get together, with the Bucks with 19 of their last 20 clashes against the Pistons. Milwaukee has won 10 straight road games at Detroit and overall have covered in 15 of their last 19 meetings with the Pistons. The Bucks are 3-0 this season against Detroit including a 150-130 victory on January 23.

The Pistons have failed to cover in five straight games while the under is on a 6-0 run in their last six outings. Six of the last eight Bucks–Pistons meetings have finished under the total too despite that 280-point game in January. Out of Milwaukee’s 37 road games this season, 25 have went under the total.

Milwaukee Bucks

A 106-point showing was Milwaukee’s lowest point total in nearly a month. The Bucks are the NBA’s eighth-highest scoring club with 116.7 points per game and prior to Saturday’s loss the Bucks last two victories saw them hit 130 points in each.

Milwaukee scored just 40 points in Saturday’s second half, with MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo contributing for seven of those. Antetokounmpo still led the team with 31 points and nine rebounds. No other Bucks player scored above 13 points. Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez, and Khris Middleton are all averaging 15 a game so look for all four to get back in a groove at Detroit.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons are the NBA’s third-lowest scoring and club have been over 100 points in just one of their last five outings. They allowed 72 first half points at Toronto Friday which is something the lowly Pistons simply can’t overcome. Detroit has a ton of injuries, which is a valid excuse, and it got bigger Friday when Cory Joseph (non-COVID illness) and Rodney McGruder (right foot) both sat out.

Isaiah Livers entered Detroit’s starting lineup in place of McGruder and finished with 12 points. Rookie point guard Jaden Ivey led the Pistons with 20 points but also turned the ball over nine times. Detroit averages 14.4 turnovers per game, which is sixth-worst in the NBA.

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