Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/22/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (20-9) at Milwaukee Bucks (26-4)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Indiana Pacers look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 18.7 points and 7.5 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.9 points and 13.2 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.7 points and 12.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing 3.1 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.9 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Bucks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Pacers last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall. The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
As well as the Milwaukee Bucks are playing, they are on the end of a back to back and have been spotty at times lately on the defensive end. The Indiana Pacers have won five straight games and are an impressive 17-11-1 ATS on the season. The Indiana Pacers are winning by an average of 10.8 points during their five-game winning streak and allowing just 42.7 percent shooting from the field. The Milwaukee Bucks should win this game, but we're getting free buckets with a good Indiana team on the other side. I'll take it.