Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jan 03, 2022

In four games since his return to the lineup, Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 33 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

Detroit
23-59
AT
January 03, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee
51-31
Pointspread +16.5 +100
Moneyline +929
Over / Under o +226.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

Pointspread -16.5 -120
Moneyline -1301
Over / Under u +226.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

The Milwaukee Bucks come into Monday’s home matchup against the Detroit Pistons riding a six-game win streak capped off by a 136-113 home win against New Orleans on Saturday.  Detroit is well back of the pack, sitting dead last in the NBA, but pulled out a 117-116 overtime win at home against the Spurs on Saturday.

The Bucks opened as 15-point favourites to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 223.5.

Pistons vs. Bucks NBA Betting Odds

It’s been all Milwaukee in this head-to-head over the last few years.  The Bucks have won 12 straight games against Detroit, including two blowout wins in November.  The Pistons have dropped their last 12 games in Milwaukee.

It’s been a brutal season in Detroit.  The Pistons have dropped 18 of their last 20 games overall and have managed just two wins in 17 road games this year.  They’re 16-18 against the spread for the season and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games against the Bucks.  The total has gone Over in nine of the Pistons’ last 13 games.

Milwaukee has been dominant at home this season, winning 12 of their last 13 games at Fiserv Forum.  They’re 18-20 ATS overall and have covered in five of their last six games.  The total has gone Over in five of the Bucks’ last six games.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons are undefeated in 2022.  Sure, it’s just one win, but when your team has been this bad for this long, you take the positives when you can find them.  Saddiq Bey hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime on Saturday, finishing with 21 points and 17 rebounds.  Hamidou Diallo led the way with a game-high 34 points and 14 rebounds.  The Pistons had five different players score in double figures and three, Bey (17), Diallo (14) and Luka Garza (14), with double-digit rebounds.  Cassius Stanley (19) and Derrick Walton (11) both scored career highs after being signed to 10-day contracts.  Garza’s 20 points was also a career-high.

Detroit’s leading scorer, Jerami Grant, remains out of the lineup until late January due to a sprained thumb.  Grant is averaging a team-high 20.1 points per game and 1.1 blocks.  Frank Jackson (ankle) and Kelly Olynyk (knee) are also out for at least a couple more weeks.  Last year’s No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Trey Lyles, Saben Lee and Josh Jackson are all expected to miss Monday’s game in COVID protocols, while Isaiah Stewart and Cory Jackson are questionable.  Cunningham is second on the Pistons with 15.3 ppg and leads the team with 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals.

Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo had another monster performance on Saturday, dropping a triple-double of 35 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.  The Greek Freak is second in league scoring, averaging 27.8 ppg, and he also leads the Bucks in rebounds (11.6) and steals (1.5).  In four games since his return from a COVID absence, Antetokounmpo is averaging 33 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists.  Jordan Nwora, playing for the first time since Dec. 23, had 23 points against the Pelicans and Jrue Holiday added 21.  Holiday averages team-highs in assists (6.6) and steals (1.6).  Milwaukee has now scored over 120 points in three straight games.

Khris Middleton (personal) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) were both out Saturday.  Middleton, who is second on the team with 18.6 ppg, is questionable on Monday, while DiVincenzo has been ruled out.  Semi Ojeleye is currently the only Bucks player still in COVID protocols.

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