Bucks vs Pistons Expert Predictions

Mike Esposito
Milwaukee Bucks v Detroit Pistons - Game Three
Milwaukee Bucks v Detroit Pistons - Game Three / Duane Burleson

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The No. 1-seed Milwaukee Bucks own a commanding 3-0 series lead over the No. 8-seed Detroit Pistons heading into Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Clearly, Monday night's matchup between division rivals is a must win for Detroit if they want to keep their slim championship hopes alive.

It won't be easy, however. The Bucks are a whopping 12.5-point favorites on the road, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always a good idea to consult a few experts before placing a bet, here are some predictions from people around the industry for Monday's game.

Bucks vs Pistons Expert Predictions

Tony's Picks

Tony Tellez of Tony's Picks has the Bucks winning both straight up and covering the spread against the Pistons, predicting a 121-102 final score in the former's favor.

Sports Chat Place

Sports Chat Place also predicts that Milwaukee will cover the spread in Detroit, citing its 6-0-1 record against the spread (ATS) in its last seven meetings with the Pistons.

WagerTalk News

Nikos Lagouretos, of WagerTalk, is actually in Detroit's corner for tonight's game, predicting that the Pistons cover and win straight up to avoid an embarrassing series sweep on their home court.

Overall, two experts expect the Bucks to cover the spread and win straight up, while one believes that the Pistons will cover and win.

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