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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons Predictions and Preview for 4/8/2022

Milwaukee Bucks takes on Detroit Pistons on 4/8/2022 at 07:10 PM.

The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons face off in an important game for both teams. Milwaukee Bucks has a record of 50-30 this regular season. Detroit Pistons is 23-57 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Defense Preview


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Their defensive efficiency is 111.8, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Offense Preview




Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 115.0 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .580 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .547, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .432 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .366 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .774 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 23.2% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Detroit Pistons Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 113.6, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Detroit Pistons Team Offense Preview


They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 106.1 can certainly do that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .533 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .495, which is terrible. They attempt .388 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .328 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .783 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 23.4% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Milwaukee Bucks Roster

The Players to Watch for Milwaukee Bucks

Jrue Holiday 6-3 205 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo 6-11 242 PF

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does an outstanding job of drawing fouls and getting himself to the Free Throw Line. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Khris Middleton 6-7 222 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Detroit Pistons Roster

The Players to Watch for Detroit Pistons

Saddiq Bey 6-7 215 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Cade Cunningham 6-6 220 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He will be looking to cut down on his turnovers, better decision-making and more alertness on the offensive end should help. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Isaiah Stewart 6-8 250 C

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

Getting to the rim is important to him. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He makes an effort to get offensive rebounds, but he is not a leader in this metric.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks 112 Detroit Pistons 108

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