Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction NBA Picks 4/30/24

Milwaukee Bucks (50-36) vs Indiana Pacers (50-37)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks +132 / Indiana Pacers -162 --- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in Game 5 East NBA Playoffs action at the Fiserv Forum. Here’s a Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction.

Indiana Pacers Betting Preview

The Indiana Pacers look for a fourth straight win to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since the 2013-14 season. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 116.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 25.8 points and 10.5 rebounds, while Myles Turner is averaging 24.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Nembhard is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free-throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks need a win here to save their season and force a game 6 on Thursday. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Khris Middleton is averaging 26.3 points and 8.8 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 89.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 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. Livingston hasn’t played since game 2.

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.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • T.J. McConnell ranks 1st amongst qualified Guards for FG% (55.6%) this season.
  • Myles Turner is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks 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).

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction

The Milwaukee Bucks and free points at home is intriguing when you consider 32 of their 50 wins this season have come at home. However, I have a hard time backing the Bucks with no Antetokounmpo or Lillard. The Bucks are very limited on the offensive side without their two best players, and it's not an ideal spot when you consider the Pacers were first in points per game and field goal percentage this season. Khris Middleton has been great this series, but I don't trust Lopez and Beasley to score 20-plus again. Where is the offense coming from without Lillard and Antetokounmpo?

The Pacers have won 7 of the last 9 games against the Bucks and should add another win against a banged up Bucks side. The Pacers make the second round of the playoffs for the first time in a decade. 

Randy’s Pick Indiana Pacers -3.5

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