BUCKS PREGAME REPORT: Milwaukee Bucks @ Detroit Pistons 01/29/19

 
 
 

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The Bucks just broke a 6 game winning streak against a tough matchup in the Oklahoma City Thunder @ their house. This was expected as this team matches up real well against the Bucks as they have isolation guys in Westbrook, George, and Schroeder who if get hot can exploit the Bucks defense but really they are a stingy defense themselves who rebound really well. If anything, the bucks have been hot and due for a loss and preferably you would lose to a could team at their arena so really this is a positive takeaway knowing that they faught back so hard in the 4th quarter and could have easily one the damn thing. Meanwhile the Pistons well…suck. They have loss 3 of their last 4 even though they’ve been close games. Really though, this team just doesn’t seem to be locked on it’s not exactly ideal to now have to play a Bucks team who have been hot but finally loss a tough game. Even though your at home, RUH ROH!!!! Good luck Detroit. Have fun with the best team in the biz tonight! That’s right, the Bucks are the best team in basketball. Llet’s give the Warriors a few more weeks before we just anoint them over the Bucks shall we? They got their new toy back I get it, their hot. But so have been the Bucks and they’ve earned the throne thus far. The Warriors still have to show me they can make a big leap in their defense regardless of how good they are on offense. Ok well let’s dissect tonight’s game!

 
 

 

MATCHUP DETAILS

Match Up: Bucks (33-13) Vs. Pistons (21-27)

Game Time: Tuesday, Jan. 29th 2019 > 6:00PM CT

Game Location: Little Ceasars Arena • Detroit, MI

TV Channels: FSWIS / FSD

Radio: 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ, 97.1 FM The Ticket

Vegas Spread: Bucks -7.5

Vegas O/U: 216.5

Money Line: Bucks -330 / Pistons +260

 

 

TIGER ANALYSIS SUMMARY

Ok so I will admit that I haven’t watched any Detroit Pistons basketball other than the games against the Bucks but for real…who would want too? They stink! Blake Griffin is your only reason to watch this team! In fact I think that they are much worse than their .438 winning % as that would indicate maybe they are a fringe playoff team but their NET Rating is a rank 22 in the league. Really, they aren’t good at anything and I do not see any scary matchups against the Bucks here.

The Pistons are arguably the worse shooting team in the league as all their basic shooting stats suck and they mark an EFG% rank of 27 and a TS% rank of 28. Even against a sagging Bucks defense (who have been adjusting) I don’t see where the Pistons can exploit the Bucks. They are a solid rebounding team with some big bodies but the Bucks are the best rebounding team in the NBA with big bodies themselves.

This is a border line bottom feeder team and the Bucks have proven consistency in beating up on these teams all season. They at least close them out at the end if it even gets close at all. With the Bucks coming of an impressive loss actually against a very good team in the West I expect the Bucks to come out extremely motivated and this should be an easy win. Now Andre Drummond is back from an injury but that doesn’t necessarily change anything for the Bucks. In fact maybe he’s even still sore? This team doesn’t scare me at all. Expect the Bucks to sweep Detroit off the floor tonight for the season series finally.

 

 

Matchup Comparison (Basic Stats)

(Referenced By www.nba.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


Points Scored = 117.3 / Rank 2


FG Made = 43.3 / Rank 3

FG Attempts = 90.4 / Rank 6

FG% = 47.9 / Rank 4


3PT Made = 13.2 / Rank 2

3PT Attempts = 37.8 / Rank 2

3P% = 34.9 / Rank 16


FT Made = 17.4 / Rank 18

FT Attempted = 22.8 / Rank 18

FT% = 76.6 / Rank 17


Offensive Rebounds = 9.1 / Rank 7

Defensive Rebounds = 39.9 / Rank 1

Total Rebounds = 49.0 / Rank 1


Assists = 26.2 / Rank 5

Turnovers = 14.4 / Rank 19

Steals = 7.6 / Rank 16

Blocks = 6.0 / Rank 2

Blocks Attempted = 4.8 / Rank 11


Personal Fouls = 20.4 / Rank 9

Personal Fouls Drawn = 20.4 / Rank 23

Plus / Minus = 9.6 / Rank 1


opponent


Points Scored = 105.9 / Rank 24


FG Made = 38.5 / Rank 26

FG Attempts = 89.0 / Rank 16

FG% = 43.3 / Rank 29


3PT Made = 11.3 / Rank 15

3PT Attempts = 34.1 / Rank 7

3P% = 33.2 / Rank 29


FT Made = 17.5 / Rank 17

FT Attempted = 23.7 / Rank 13

FT% = 73.9 / Rank 25


Offensive Rebounds = 11.5 / Rank 7

Defensive Rebounds = 34.1 / Rank 20

Total Rebounds = 45.6 / Rank 12


Assists = 22.0 / Rank 26

Turnovers = 15.0 / Rank 23

Steals = 7.0 / Rank 24

Blocks = 3.7 / Rank 29

Blocks Attempted = 5.6 / Rank 26


Personal Fouls = 22.8 / Rank 27

Personal Fouls Drawn = 22.1 / Rank 8

Plus / Minus = -2.6 / Rank 22

 

 

Matchup Comparison (Advanced Stats)

(Referenced By www.nba.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


Offensive Rating = 113.1 / Rank 4

Defensive Rating = 103.7 / Rank 1

Net Rating = 9.4 / Rank 1


Assist % = 60.5 / Rank 13

Assist/Turnover Ratio = 1.82 / Rank 11

Assist Ratio = 18.5 / Rank 6


Offensive Rebound % = 25.1 / Rank 25

Defensive Rebound % = 76.0 / Rank 1

Rebounds % = 51.8 / Rank 3


Turnover % = 13.9 / Rank 14

Effective Field Goal % = 55.2 / Rank 2

True Shooting % = 58.4 / Rank 2


Pace = 103.26 / Rank 5

Player Impact Estimate = 55.7 / Rank 1


OPPONENT


Offensive Rating = 105.4 / Rank 23

Defensive Rating = 108.0 / Rank 11

Net Rating = -2.7 / Rank 22


Assist % = 57.2 / Rank 23

Assist/Turnover Ratio = 1.47 / Rank 26

Assist Ratio = 16.0 / Rank 27


Offensive Rebound % = 29.9 / Rank 9

Defensive Rebound % = 75.5 / Rank 3

Rebounds % = 51.0 / Rank 10


Turnover % = 14.9 / Rank 21

Effective Field Goal % = 49.7 / Rank 27

True Shooting % = 53.3 / Rank 28


Pace = 99.18 / Rank 25

Player Impact Estimate = -2.7 / Rank 22

 

 

TIGER PREGAME PREDICTION

I basically already gave my prediction away in my analysis above so their really isn’t much else to say. The Bucks are actually making it pretty easy to bet on them each and every game and even the losses are fairly predictable. Detroit does really nothing that scares the Bucks so I’m thinking this might be a blowout. Especially since the Bucks will be motivated to bounce back from the OKC loss and get back on track.

Final Verdict = (W) Bucks 123 @ (L) 105 ???

TIGER’S Calling It…

“BUCKS BY 18.”

 

 
 

TIGERS FINAL TAKE

The Bucks are an NBA juggernaut with the best record in the NBA. Let’s not get too fancy here. This is an easy win as the Bucks have been consistent as hell and they only lose predictable tough games against good opponents in touch situations for the most part. Milwaukee just ended a 6 game spree against a tough opponent and so fuck it…let’s start another one! GO BUCKS! BUCKS IN THE FINALS, BUCKS IN 6!

 
 

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