Bucks vs. Pistons Prediction
The Bucks are only laying 5.5 points to the host Pistons on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET but Detroit is also 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games. What’s the best bet on the board when it comes to this Eastern Conference matchup?
515 Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5) at 516 Detroit Pistons (+5.5); o/u 228.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 8, 2022
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
TV: NBA TV
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points on 11-of-21 shooting (7-of-10 free throws) and grabbed 11 rebounds to go with five assists, two steals, and one block as the Bucks beat the Celtics 127-121 on Thursday night. The Bucks and Celtics entered Thursday tied with the Sixers for the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston was without Jayson Tatum (knee) and Al Horford (back) and remains without Robert Williams (knee) so this was a game that Milwaukee had to have. The Bucks wasted no time attacking the paint, as they scored 58 points in that area, and Antetokounmpo was a big reason why as he always is. With the Sixers losing, and the Bucks taking care of Boston, if Milwaukee wins out, they will occupy the 2-seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They will have to beat the Pistons on Friday and the Cavaliers on Sunday to make that happen.
Detroit Pistons DFS Notes
Cade Cunningham dropped 25 points (7-of-19 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs) with nine assists, seven rebounds, two steals, one block and one triple in a loss to Dallas on Wednesday. After playing eight minutes vs. the Thunder on April 1st in a failed tank attempt, Cade was held out vs. the Pacers and the Pistons somehow pulled out another win. The Pistons are hanging on to their top-3 odds by a thread with the Thunder ready to pounce, so there is no guarantee we see Cade in the final two games of the regular season.
Bucks vs. Pistons NBA Betting Prediction
The Bucks are 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 games against the Pistons and are 6-1-1 against the number in their last eight games played in Detroit. They’re also 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 road games, are 11-5 against the number in their last 16 games overall and are 9-4 at the betting window in their last 13 games as a favorite. On the other side, the Pistons are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games coming off a double-digit loss at home.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -5.5