Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks

Essentials

Date: Oct. 31, 2009

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 1-1

Milwaukee: 0-1

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG

SG

SF

PF

C

Rodney
Stuckey

Ben
Gordon

Tayshaun
Prince

Charlie
Villanueva

Ben
Wallace

Milwaukee:

PG

SG

SF

PF

C

Brandon
Jennings

Michael
Redd

Luc
Mbah a Moute

Kurt
Thomas

Andrew
Bogut

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit +2.5

Over/under: 184

Score: Milwaukee wins, 93-91

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 103.4 (16th)

Detroit defensive rating: 95.3 (4th)

Detroit pace: 86.6 (30th)

Milwaukee offensive rating: 87.8 (29th)

Milwaukee defensive rating: 101.1 (9th)

Milwaukee City pace: 98.0 (3rd)

Score: Detroit wins, 95-85

Outlook

Ben Wallace and Tayshaun Prince should see a little bit less playing time tonight in the second game of a back-to-back. I hope that means more minutes for Jonas Jerebko and Austin Daye.

I’m not sure those guys necessarily belong in the rotation. But I’m just excited to see what they can do.

As a basketball fan, I’m also pretty pumped to see Brandon Jennings (17 points, nine rebounds and nine assist’s in Milwaukee’s season-opening loss at Philadelphia).

  • Come back for the live blog at 8:30 (or so. Might start a few minutes late).

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