The Milwaukee Bucks can complete their first-round series sweep of the Detroit Pistons Monday at Little Caesars Arena. The game will start shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern.
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons: By the Numbers
- The Bucks’ 16-point victory in Game 3 was the closest margin in the series after winning each of the first two by more than 20 points.
- Milwaukee has won seven straight games over Detroit including a sweep of the regular-season series. The two teams split last year’s season series.
- Pistons PF Blake Griffin returned from injury to play in Game 3 and led all players in scoring with 27 points.
- Bucks SF Giannis Antetokounmpo and PG Eric Bledsoe lead all players with more than one game played in scoring at 21.3 and 20.3 points per game, respectively.
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons: Key Injuries
Bucks C Pau Gasol remains unlikely to return to the lineup. He’s missed the first three games of the series and hasn’t played since March 10. SG Malcolm Brogdon will miss at least the rest of the first round.
Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons: Best Bet
Moneyline: Griffin’s return provided a bit of a spark to the Pistons. It’s unclear whether he’ll be good to go for two straight games or if he’ll be left out as Detroit shifts focus toward 2019-20. His return hasn’t done much to change the odds, as the Bucks are -750 favorites on the road as they look to advance. We’ll stay away.
Against the spread: The better play on Milwaukee is -12 at -110 odds. They’ve won the first three games by an average of 24 points and are safe to back once again.
Over/under: Each of the past two games has gone OVER Monday’s total of 217.5. Take the higher number at -110, only if Griffin is active.
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