Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction NBA Picks 4/21/24

Milwaukee Bucks (49-33) vs Indiana Pacers (47-36)

Game Info: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -160 / Indiana Pacers +140 --- Over/Under: 237 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in Game 1 East NBA Playoffs action at the Fiserv Forum. Here’s a Pacers vs Bucks prediction.

Indiana Pacers Betting Preview

The Indiana Pacers recently beat the Heat, Hawks, Thunder, and Raptors while losing to the Cavs. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 123.3 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 120.2 points on 49.6 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, while Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Nesmith is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free-throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks recently lost to the Thunder and Magic, while beating the Celtics and Magic. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 47 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.4 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Damian Lillard is averaging 24.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Brook Lopez ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.4) this season.
  • Damian Lillard ranks 4th amongst qualified players for FT% (92.0%) this season.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Haliburton ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.9) this season.
  • T.J. McConnell ranks 1st amongst qualified Guards for FG% (55.6%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for Q4 opponent points per game this season (29.4).
  • The Bucks rank T29th in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (12.0).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (123.3).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.8).

Pacers vs Bucks prediction

The Bucks have home court and shouldn't be written off completely, but they won't have Antetokounmpo and Lillard is questionable with a groin issue. Outside of Mathurin being out for the year, the Pacers are completely healthy, and they've won 4 of the last 5 games against the Bucks. The Bucks just haven't matched up well with the Pacers this season, and they struggle big time with their pace. The Pacers are one of the best offensive teams in the NBA, and the Bucks have issues defending consistently. Terrible matchup, especially if Antetokounmpo remains out and Lillard isn't 100 percent. Give me the Pacers.

Randy’s Pick Indiana Pacers -1.5

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