Detroit 41-41 | 15-26 away
vs Milwaukee 60-22 | 33-8 home
Wednesday 8:00pm ET

Detroit vs Milwaukee Wed, Apr 17

8:00pm ET at Fiserv Forum



Consensus Picks

Computer MIL -15.5 o/215
*Community MIL -15.5 59% o/215 54%

*Consensus from 8640 predictions.

107.025thPoints PG118.11st
45.018thRebounds PG49.71st
22.526thAssists PG26.07th
107.37thPoints Allowed109.311th
25th OFFENSE 1st
29th FG % 3rd
22nd 3 PT % 15th
18th Rebounds 1st
7th DEFENSE 11th
24th FG % 1st
8th 3 PT % 21st
5th Rebounds 15th
2018-19 Central Standings
Milwaukee 60 22 .732 L1
Indiana 48 34 .585 W1
Detroit 41 41 .500 W2
Chicago 22 60 .268 L3
Cleveland 19 63 .232 L10
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  • @SlapJack • 2m

    The Piston through the season heavily relied on their defensive prowess and Griffin was a big part of that and what chance albeit slim was based off that. The Bucks have the easiest road to round 2.

    My Pick: Milwaukee -15
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  • @Jay Z • 2m

    Without Griffin, Pistons are going to get swept but let's be real they never had a chance to win 1 game even with Griffin. I think the best bet in this matchup is Bucks winning the first half by whatever the line is. Pistons are a horrible 1st half team and without Griffin, there just isn't enough offense to keep up with the Bucks.

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  • Detroit has absolutely no answer to stopping Giannis. And with their best player sideline for the series (Blake Griffin), I have them little to no hope in this game as well as in this series. Giannis will get to hole with ease, and will probably get a good sum of his points from the free throw line. As for the rest of the Milwaukee squad, tough defense and high percentage shots will honestly make this a double digit lead by halftime. Andre Drummond has to have the best game of his career to even remotely keep hope alive for Detroit. Asking players like Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard to drop 20+ pts consistently isn't likely and on the road, its a snowball chance in hell that will happen again. I expect Milwaukee to win by 20+, Giannis will have over 30, and the entire Bucks squad will launch more than 30 three pointers tonight while making at least 35% of them. Bucks cover the 1Q and 1H spread, as well as easily beating the pistons by more than 15. Bucks win big, series heads to Detroit with the pistons down 0-2.

    My Pick: Milwaukee -15 & Under 212.5 50%
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  • @maurice76 • 2m

    With Blake's gonna be a sweep...without Blake Griffen it's a sweep and 4-0 ATS. Bucks in another route.

    My Pick: Milwaukee -15
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  • -15 is a lot but I think its reasonable. The Bucks have played well against the spread, winning 14 of their last 18 games against Central Division teams and four of their last five home games against teams with losing road records. The Pistons have struggled against the spread, losing their last four games against teams with winning records and six of their last seven games. The Pistons will once again be without their top-scorer Blake Griffin, which is a big blow to one of the worst offensive teams in the league. Expect the Bucks to run away with this game as they did in the first game of the series.

    My Pick: Milwaukee -15
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  • @rotowire • 2m

    Detroit vs Milwaukee injuries and projected lineup.

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  • @Covers • 2m

     Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks on 2019-04-17 added by Covers

    Covers community free betting prediction for
    Milwaukee Bucks
    (54% consensus). The Detroit Pistons felt the absence of Blake Griffin in Game 1 on Sunday, but even the return of an All-Star might not have been enough to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks. The Pistons will try to bounce back and steal homecourt advantage from the NBA-best Bucks when they visit Milwaukee for Game 2 on Wednesday...

  • @OddsShark • 2m

    Betting Prediction for Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks on April 17, 2019, 8:00 PM ET

     Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks on 2019-04-17 added by OddsShark

    Free Betting Prediction: Milwaukee will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .

    Once the Detroit Pistons announced Blake Griffin was out for their series with the Milwaukee Bucks, most bettors are projecting this series to be a quick exit for Detroit and Game 1 was a perfect indicator. The Pistons got beat by 35 and were held to 86 points while shooting an ugly 38 percent from the field. That's why they are in deep trouble for Game 2 vs the Bucks as they lost all four games against the division rival with Griffin and were 15-26 SU in 41 road games this season.As a result, the Bucks opened as 15-point favorites with a total of 213. Original matchup:

  • @Bucks • 2m

    Brew Hoop: Rapid Recap: Bucks 120, Pistons 99


    Though there'd be a little bit of adversity in the first half, it'd be another night of easy business for the Bucks. They'd end up knocking off the Detroit Pistons by a score of 120-99 to go up 2-0 in the series.

    It'd be a much more competitive first quarter this time around. Detroit would start out with a much higher and more physical intensity than in Game 1. However, despite that, the Bucks still found themselves with a double-digit lead going into the second at 38-27. Eric Bledsoe and his 12 points were a large part of that.

  • Detroit Bad Boys: Pistons at Bucks final score: Pistons put up fight, but just not enough in loss to Bucks, 120-99


    The Detroit Pistons fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 120-99 in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series Wednesday night. The Pistons are now down 2-0.

    Detroit brought the energy and tenacity in Game 2 that you'd expect from every team in every game of the playoffs. There was also timely defense and shooting, hustle and urgency and all around quality basketball played by the same team that was down by 40-plus points in the first game of the series last Sunday night. This game was a positive response, to say the least.

    Reggie Jackson scored six of his seven baskets in the first half.

  • Detroit Free Press: Game 2 live updates: Giannis leads Bucks back into control against Pistons


    If it wasn't apparent the Pistons were going to have their work cut out for them against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks, it is now.

    The Pistons enter Game 2 of their best-of-seven NBA playoff series on Wednesday looking to bounce back from a 35-point Game 1 thumping in Milwaukee.

    Forward Blake Griffin is out with a knee injury, which only makes the task more daunting.

    The Pistons are in the playoffs for the second time in 10 seasons, and are seeking their first playoff victory since 2008. They've been swept out in the first round in their last two playoff appearances (to the Cavaliers in 2009 and 2016).

  • Detroit Bad Boys: Pistons vs. Bucks game two preview: Looking to keep it respectable


    Game one was an easily anticipated disaster with the Bucks essentially winning in the first quarter.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo only played 23 minutes, but that was plenty of time to post 24 points and 17 rebounds.

    If the Pistons are going to have a chance at being something more than just a doormat on the Bucks' way into a playoff run, they're going to have to figure out how to have an effective offense without Blake Griffin.

    The Pistons scored just 86 points in game one, shooting 29 percent from three and a miserable 44 percent true shooting percentage.

  • @Bucks • 2m

    Brew Hoop: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons Game Two Preview: 15 Wins Away


    Without Blake Griffin, and Andre Drummond getting ejected, the Milwaukee Bucks bounced the Detroit Pistons 121-86 in game one at the Fiserv Forum. Let's see if another boat race is in store for the Bucks in game two tonight.

    Bucks Update

    Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and four assists in only 23 minutes. He shot 9-of-17 from the field but did shoot only 5-of-12 from the charity stripe. He's f***ing unstoppable.

    Each member of the starting five scored in double figures for Milwaukee, and George Hill dropped 16 points off the bench.

  • Fansided: Keys to game 2: Detroit Pistons versus Milwaukee Bucks

    The Detroit Pistons got the life beaten out of them in their 35 point loss against the Bucks in game one. They were of course without their all-star in Blake Griffin.

    The 35 point loss is their biggest loss in playoff franchise history. Andre Drummond was ejected in the third quarter with a flagrant foul 2 after pushing Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Blake Griffin came into game one questionable to play. Ultimately he would have been ruled out for game one. He's also questionable to play in game two.

    This is terrible news for the Pistons.

  • Detroit Free Press: Five adjustments Pistons should make in Game 2 vs. Bucks


    (Photo: Aaron Gash, Associated Press)

    Auburn Hills -- The lopsided loss in Game 1 sent a clear message to the Pistons: Play better, or it's going to be an embarrassing and long first-round playoff series.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo played at an All-Star level. Brook Lopez hit from the outside. Even the Bucks' reserve players, including Pat Connaughton and George Hill, had an immediate impact on the game.

    The cliche is that the biggest adjustments occur between Games 1 and 2, so the Pistons and coach Dwane Casey have their work cut out for themselves in trying to make the second game -- and the remainder of the series -- more competitive.

  • @Bucks • 2m

    Fansided: Milwaukee Bucks: Do the Pistons have any answer for Khris Middleton?

    As the Milwaukee Bucks ran away to a 35-point victory in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Detroit Pistons, not one of their starters was forced to play more than 25 minutes on that night.

    Even in a 1/8 matchup, that's a luxury that's rarely afforded to any team in a playoff setting.

    That fact leads to valid discussion about whether the Pistons have any answers or strategy that could keep them vaguely within range of Milwaukee, but it should also open up further consideration as to the individual matchups.

    On that front, most of the obvious attention goes to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the impossible proposition he presents Detroit, and every other team, with, but the Pistons also have a problem in dealing with Khris Middleton.

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