The Detroit Pistons upset the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, and now have the second leg of a back-to-back against another contender in the Milwaukee Bucks, on Monday.
The Bucks are a perfect 5-0 on the season, and they’ve also covered in every game so far this season. Detroit has a fun young team, but haven't looked like a playoff-caliber roster so far this season, going 2-5 straight up.
With Milwaukee at home in this matchup, should we fade Detroit on a back-to-back?
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Pistons vs. Bucks Odds, Spread and Total
Pistons vs. Bucks Prediction and Pick
There’s a huge concern in this game if you’re thinking of betting on the Pistons, and it’s the fact that the team ranks 29th in the NBA in defensive rating.
That, and the team’s lack of size inside to guard Giannis Antetokounmpo is troubling, especially since the Bucks’ star is playing some of his best basketball of his career this season.
The Bucks are the No. 1 defense in the NBA so far this season, and they fought off a tough Atlanta Hawks team in an eight-point win on Saturday.
While the Pistons were able to beat the Warriors, this is a totally different animal, especially with Milwaukee’s size advantage inside.
Detroit also has a worse offensive rating than the Bucks, so I don’t think this team is the one to turn the table on Milwaukee’s No. 1 defense.
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