Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction NBA Picks 4/28/24

Indiana Pacers (49-37) vs Milwaukee Bucks (50-35)

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Indiana Pacers -9.5 / Milwaukee Bucks +9.5 --- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday in Game 4 East NBA Playoffs action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Here’s a Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks need a win here to even up the series at 2-2. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 111.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Khris Middleton is averaging 26.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 13.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 95.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

Indiana Pacers Betting Preview

The Indiana Pacers look for another home win to take a comfortable 3-1 series lead. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 30 points and 11 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 22.7 points and 8 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Haliburton is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free-throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Injury Report

The Pacers only injury is Bennedict Mathurin, who is out for the season with a shoulder injury and hasn’t played since March 5. Jaylin Galloway and Giannis Antetokounmpo remain out for the Bucks. Chris Livingston and Damian Lillard are questionable for the Bucks. Lillard suffered an Achilles injury in the Bucks game 3 loss, and it puts his status for the rest of this series in serious doubt. The Bucks potentially being without their two best players is catastrophic for their chances of advancing.   

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.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Brook Lopez ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.4) this season.
  • Bobby Portis is one of only 21 players to have scored 30+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • 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).
  • 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).

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction

I don't want to lay almost double-digit chalk in a playoff game as much as the next guy, but backing the Bucks without Antetokounmpo and Lillard isn't ideal. The Bucks have been an underwhelming team for much of the season, and now they're without their two best players. It's not great and could lead to an ugly situation when going up against a Pacers team that scores by the truckload. Middleton is coming off his best game of the series, but him by himself as a primary scoring option isn't enough. The Pacers should win this game comfortably, leading to a 3-1 series lead. 

Randy’s Pick Indiana Pacers -9.5

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