Pacers vs Bucks Prediction - NBA Picks 3/16/23
Milwaukee Bucks (50-19) vs Indiana Pacers (31-38)
Game Info: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -14.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Indiana Pacers are averaging 115.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.8 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 18 points and 7.6 rebounds. Buddy Hield is the third double-digit scorer and Bennedict Mathurin is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 116.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.5 points and 11.9 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Khris Middleton is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bucks are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 overall. The over is 18-7 in Bucks last 25 home games. The Pacers are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are capable of blowing the doors off here, as they're no strangers to comfortable wins when they're playing well. The Indiana Pacers are also dealing with more than half their team on the injury report. With all that said, this is a ton of points. It's just the fourth time this season the Pacers are double-digit underdogs. Also, the Bucks are just 4-6 ATS when double-digit favorites. If forced to pick, give me the Pacers and the points.
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Randy’s Pick Indiana Pacers -14.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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