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Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons: Match Preview and Predictions - 4th December 2019

Jame
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04 Dec 2019, 16:00 IST

Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers
Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers

Match details

Fixture: Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons

Date and time: Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 7:00 PM, ET

Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan


Last game results

Milwaukee Bucks (18-3): 132-88 win against the New York Knicks (2 December 2019)

Detroit Pistons (8-13): 127-94 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers (3 December 2019)


Milwaukee Bucks preview

The Bucks were the best team in the NBA last season. They have again started this season on a very bright note and have the best record in the NBA.

They have been on fire lately backed by their MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks are on a 12-game winning streak and have an 18-3 record after the first 21 games of the season.

Key player - Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers
Milwaukee Bucks v Los Angeles Clippers

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been playing even better than his MVP season and is leading the Bucks. He has been unstoppable on both ends of the floor and is in contention for both the MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year awards.

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Giannis is averaging 30.8 points, 13.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game for the season. He is also shooting a very efficient 56.5% from the field. Giannis will be looking for another huge game against the Pistons.

Bucks predicted lineup

Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Robin Lopez


Detroit Pistons preview

The Detroit Pistons have been very underwhelming so far this season. They have struggled on both ends of the floor.

The Pistons have an 8-13 record and are the 9th ranked team in the Eastern Conference. They are a full 1.5 games behind the 8th ranked Orlando Magic. The Pistons played great in their blowout win against the Cavs and will look to continue this momentum.

Key player - Blake Griffin

Orlando Magic v Detroit Pistons
Orlando Magic v Detroit Pistons

Blake Griffin hasn't looked his dominant self so far this season. He has been disappointing on both ends of the floor. But against the Cavs, Blake played great basketball. He led the team in scoring and scored 24 points.

Blake is averaging 18.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the season. He has played only 8 games so far this season after missing the initial parts of the season due to injury. He would need to have a huge game against the very strong Bucks side.

Pistons predicted lineup

Bruce Brown Jr., Luke Kennard, Tony Snell, Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond


Bucks vs Pistons Match Prediction

The Bucks are looking very dominant and have the best record in the NBA. They are on a 12-game winning streak and have been having blowout wins against the oppositions. On the other hand, the Pistons have been playing inconsistent basketball despite having All-Stars in Griffin and Drummond. Derrick Rose has been a superb addition and has been bailing out the Pistons on numerous occasions.

Now Milwaukee has other credible players on the roster too but Giannis is nonetheless carryng the franchise. There's a high chance that the Pistons would throw both Drummond and Griffin at him in order to restrict his offense from inside the paint. And if that turns out to be effective, the Pistons might edge out a close win against the Bucks in this encounter.


Where to watch Bucks vs Pistons?

This Eastern Conference match-up will be televised locally on FOX Sports Wisconsin and FOX Sports Detroit. You can also stream the game online with the NBA League Pass.

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