Bucks vs. Pacers Prediction
Can the Milwaukee Bucks go on the road and roll past the surging Indiana Pacers when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
503 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 504 Indiana Pacers
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 84 percent going on the Bucks on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bucks rolling along
The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a 112-99 win at Chicago on Monday for its seventh win and cover in eight games. The Bucks are 42-14 overall, 19-9 on the road, 33-20-3 against the spread and 29-27 with the under.
The Bucks are second in the NBA on offense, averaging 117.1 points per game while shooting 48 percent from the field. Defensively, the Bucks are giving up 107.3 points per game while limiting opponents to 43.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 27.1 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.9 rebounds per game. Khris Middleton is adding 17.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
Pacers heating up
Indiana is coming off a 99-90 win over Charlotte on Monday for a sixth straight win and fourth straight cover. The Pacers are now 38-19 on the season, 22-7 at home, 30-27 against the spread and 33-24 with the under.
The Pacers have the league’s top defense, allowing 102.8 points per game while holding opponents to 44.6 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 108.3 points per game while shooting 47.9 percent as a team. Bojan Bogdanovic is leading the team with 16.7 points per game while Domantas Sabonis is adding 14.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five NBA Central games and 12-3-2 against the spread in their last 17 road games.
The Pacers have covered the spread in four straight at home, but are 0-4 ATS in their last four against a team with a winning percentage over .600.
The Pacers have managed a nice win streak, but the wins have come against teams that are struggling or not really in the playoff mix. Today is a big step up in competition. Milwaukee is putting up a lot of points this year. While Indiana is strong defensively, the Pacers lost one of their top defenders for the year in Oladipo. That should open the door for Milwaukee to roll past them tonight. The Bucks can score quickly and from the arc or the paint. I expect Milwaukee to keep rolling along.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5