Preview: Detroit At Milwaukee

When: 8:00 PM  ET, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Matchup Edge
DET Edge in: MIL
Points Per Game
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Defense
Rebounding
Turn Overs
Bench


As Detroit struggles out of the gate under first-year head coach Stan Van Gundy, the man tasked with turning around the franchise, it comes down to the most basic of principles - making shots. In the case of the Pistons, they don't make enough, an issue they will try to correct Tuesday at Milwaukee. Detroit has lost four in a row, the latest a 99-89 setback in Atlanta on Friday in which the Pistons shot 37.3 percent from the floor to drop their season average to 41 percent, 29th in the NBA.

Guard Brandon Jennings, who was 2-of-6 in the loss and missed all four of his 3-point tries, turned heads by telling MLive on Friday that "we don't shoot in practice," a possible slight at Van Gundy or the team as a whole. The Bucks won five out of six following a loss at Detroit on Nov. 7 but have dropped two consecutive decisions, including a 111-100 setback against Washington on Saturday. Brandon Knight scored 27 points in the loss, which left Milwaukee with a 4-2 mark at home.

TV:
8 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, FSN Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

ABOUT THE PISTONS (3-10): Jennings' comments are interesting, given the fact that his 43.8 percent mark from the floor is far and away the best of his career. However, the streaky guard left Atlanta with a hyperextended left thumb that limited him to 23 minutes against the Hawks. Jennings is considered questionable to play but should benefit from the three full days off, tied for the Pistons' longest gap before a four-day break around Christmas.

ABOUT THE BUCKS (7-7): The biggest change for Milwaukee this season under new head coach Jason Kidd was a commitment to defense, which ranked among the league's elites in several categories early on. However, the Bucks have allowed an average of 116.5 points over their last four games, with Washington recording 64 in the second half after making it a point to press the issue against Milwaukee. "Teams are seeing that if you press us right now, we can't handle it," Kidd told reporters.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Pistons C Andre Drummond has at least 10 rebounds in nine of his last 10 games.

2. Bucks F Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 15.3 points on 64.1 percent shooting in 20.8 minutes over his last four games.

3. Milwaukee entered Monday second in the league with 9.4 steals per game while Detroit ranked 29th at 5.4.

PREDICTION:
Bucks 99, Pistons 94

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Detroit 3-10 L4 2-4 1-6 1-0 2-10 1-1 2-5
Milwaukee 7-7 L2 4-2 3-5 0-0 7-7 1-2 5-7

Last Meeting

Detroit Milwaukee
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/7/14 MIL 95 DET 98 98 40 49.3 95 35 46.8

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET K. Caldwell-Pope 19 63.6 2
MIL J. Parker 18 57.1 2
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 10 3 7
MIL B. Knight 6 2 4
Assists Player  
DET B. Jennings 6
MIL B. Knight 9
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
DET G. Monroe 267 52.5 53
MIL B. Knight 279 42.0 64
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
DET A. Drummond 228 73 155
MIL J. Parker 123 40 83
Assists Player  
DET B. Jennings 119
MIL B. Knight 112

Quickchart Matchup

Detroit  Off vs  Milwaukee Def
92.2 Points For
99.4 Points Against
41.0 FG%
44.3 FG%
45.4 Reb
43.8 Reb
Milwaukee Off vs  Detroit Def
95.6 Points For
97.1 Points Against
44.1 FG%
44.9 FG%
43.8 Reb
44.5 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-3.5
-110
191.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
-3.5
-110
190
Sportsbook
-110
-3.5
-110
190
5Dimes.eu
-105
-3.5
-105
190
GTBets.eu
-110
-3.5
-105
190
Top Bet
-110
-3.5
-110
190
BetOnline.ag
-105
-3.5
-105
190
BetDSI
-110
-3.5
-110
189.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
Belmont
-110
-3.5
-110
190
BookMaker.eu
-110
-3.5
-110
189.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
-3.5
-110
189.5
Mirage
-110
-3.5
-120
190.5
Station
-110
-3.5
-110
190
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Detroit Overall Milwaukee
3-10 W/L 7-7
4-9-0 ATS 9-5-0
5-8-0 O/U 6-8-0
92.2 Pts For 95.6
97.1 Pts Against 99.4
Detroit A/H Milwaukee
1-6 W/L 4-2
3-4-0 ATS 4-2-0
2-5-0 O/U 2-4-0
91.0 Pts For 95.7
96.9 Pts Against 95.0