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Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks predictions, picks and best bets

The Milwaukee Bucks should be looking for an exact replication of their 121-86 dismantling of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals when Game 2 tips off at 8 p.m. Eastern from Fiserv Forum Wednesday.

Odds provided by Bet365; for a full-set of today’s sports betting odds, access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks: By the Numbers

  • The 25-point loss was Detroit’s worst since March 13 when they were beaten by 34 points by the Miami Heat. The win was Milwaukee’s largest since a 29-point victory over the same Heat team on March 22.
  • Luke Kennard was the only member of the Pistons to top 20 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 24, while six others scored in double figures.
  • Milwaukee got to the free throw line twice as many times as Detroit in Game 1, making an additional 10 shots.
  • The Bucks were much better in ball movement than the Pistons, picking up nine more assists Sunday.

Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks: Key Injuries

Pistons PF Blake Griffin remains questionable due to a knee issue heading into Game 2. He’s been lobbying for his return but the team’s medical staff wants him to sit out the entirety of the first round. Without him, there may not be a second round for Detroit.

Bucks SF Tony Snell won’t be making his return to the lineup Wednesday.

Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks: Best Bet

Moneyline: We’ll stay far away from Milwaukee’s -1800 number for Game 2.

Against the spread: The Bucks are 15-point favorites on the spread at -110. We’ll take that with Griffin likely remaining out of the lineup.

Over/under: The total of 212.5 needs more help from the Pistons than they were able to provide last time out. Stick with the UNDER at -110.

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