Pacers vs. Bucks Prediction

Pacers vs. Bucks NBA Predictions Against the Spread 1/3/18

Will the Indiana Pacers keep pace with the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night without Victor Oladipo or will the home team roll?

WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Milwaukee. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bucks are 7.5-point home favorites versus the Pacers, who opened as 7.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 208 but has climbed slightly to 208.5.

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WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Milwaukee. As of Wednesday afternoon, 53% of betting tickets are on the Bucks but 60% of the money is on the Pacers to cover the spread.

INJURY REPORT: Oladipo (knee) is out for the Pacers and so is Glenn Robinson III, who has an ankle injury and has been out since late September. For the Bucks, Jabari Parker is out with a knee injury.

OUR PREDICTION: Milwaukee. The Pacers are struggling at the betting window, failing to cover in their last five games. They’re also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games coming off an ATS loss, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games against Central opponents, and are 2-5 at the betting window in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

The Bucks, meanwhile, are 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus a team with a winning straight up record, are 5-2-1 against the number in their last eight games following a loss and are 5-2-1 at the betting window in their last eight games overall.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -7.5

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