Milwaukee is coming from subpar defensive games lately and they usually have to win their games by outscoring their opponents. However, in their last game in NY against the Knicks, they were eventually outgunned and lost the game. Hence, Milwaukee (15-7) is coming off an overtime loss to the Knicks, who were shooting 33.1 percent from distance coming into the game but knocked down 20 of 34 against the Bucks.
"When we watched the clips, part of it was we were giving them open shots," Khris Middleton said. "They're NBA players -- you keep giving them open shots, at some point, they're going to knock them down and they did that."
Milwaukee has been having great interior defensive numbers and they are still the #1 team in the league in defensive rebounding, a requirement to handle Detroit's offense. On the other side, the Pistons has been showing solid and legit perimeter defensive numbers, while their transition defense has been very good as well, something important to handle Milwaukee's high octane offense. I see this game being a relatively low scoring affair and so, I'll be taking the Under in here.