At the beginning of the season it was assumed that the Milwaukee Bucks would be a serious NBA betting online playoff contender. And that prophecy has proven to be the case as the Bucks are the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Most important of all Milwaukee has been one of the most profitable teams on the pro basketball betting board this season. By contrast expectations were low for the Detroit Pistons entering the 2018-19 season. Blake Griffin sparked a strong second half surge that has Detroit in a surprise playoff berth.
Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 2
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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At the onset of this series Milwaukee made a brutal statement in a 121-86 home payout. The 15-point spread mattered not at all for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo led as expected with 24 points to go with a whopping 17 rebounds. Extending Milwaukee’s success was the fact that Blake Griffin missed the first game due to a knee injury. What little chance the Pistons have in this series is gone as long as Griffin is sidelined.
Certainly, the Bucks demonstrated to everyone why they are the top seed in the East. Antetokounmpo is the NBA’s new dominant superstar but there is more to Milwaukee than Giannis. Forward Khris Middleton averaged 18.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. A total of six Bucks averaged 11.6 or more points per game.
Most important of all is that Milwaukee plays a full court game. Defense is not sacrificed for offense under head coach Mike Budenholzer. Budenholzer earned respect during his days with the Atlanta Hawks. But he never had the roster that he now enjoys at Milwaukee.
Detroit has been a terrible NBA betting online wagering value on the road recently. As an example, the Pistons have covered only seven of their last 20 away matchups. Four of their last five away games have gone over the total. By contrast the Bucks have been a solid home value all season. In fact, Milwaukee has had only four losing tickets in their last 11 games at Fiserv Forum. Four of their last six home games have gone over the total.
Detroit has been in the red against Milwaukee in their head to head sportsbook series. Consider that in the last 20 games between these teams the Pistons have come away with the money just seven games. Six of the last eight tilts in this matchup have gone under the total. Further, the Pistons have been a bankroll buster in games at Milwaukee. Detroit has departed Brew City with a sack of cash in just three of their last 11 visits. Five of the last seven between these teams at Milwaukee have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In view of Milwaukee’s performance all season Detroit was already an NBA betting online long shot in this series. Now with Blake’s tender knee in question the disparity between these teams is even more pronounced. In contrast the big question is how high the linemaker jacks up the price on the Bucks.
Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 2 NBA Betting Online Picks
On the whole Detroit is too outmanned to rate a recommendation.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Bucks 118, Pistons 98
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