Pacers vs. Bucks Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks have been dominant at home. Are they capable of covering a double-digit spread at home tonight against the Indiana Pacers when the two meet up at 8PM ET?
547 Indiana Pacers vs. 548 Milwaukee Bucks
Thursday, March 7, 2019
8PM ET – Fiserv Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 221 points. The public betting for this game currently has 73 percent going on the Pacers 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.
Pacers trying to avoid slide
Indiana is coming off a 105-96 win at home over Chicago on Tuesday, but the Pacers are just 2-3 straight up and against the spread in their last five games. Indiana is 42-23 on the season, 17-14 on the road, 34-31 against the spread and 36-29 with the under.
The Pacers are leading the league in defense this season, allowing just 103.7 points per game while holding opponents to 44.8 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 108.7 points per game while shooting 48 percent as a team. Domantas Sabonis is out tonight due to an ankle injury. Sabonis averages 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Bojan Bogdanovic is leading the team with 17.7 points per game.
Bucks drop two straight
Milwaukee is coming off back-to-back losses on the road to Utah and Phoenix. The Bucks are now 48-16 on the season, 25-5 at home, 37-24-3 against the spread and 33-31 with the under.
The Bucks have a strong offense that puts up 117.3 points per game this season while shooting 47.6 percent as a team. Defensively, the Bucks are giving up 108.2 points per game while holding opponents to a league-low 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 27 points, 12.6 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. Khris Middleton is adding 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last five against a team with a winning percentage over .600.
The Bucks are 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven games against Central Division opponents and 20-7-2 ATS in their last 29 conference games.
The Pacers have managed to play pretty well without Victor Oladipo, but you are starting to see some cracks in the foundation over the last few weeks. They have suffered losses to the Magic, Mavericks and Pistons. Their defense isn’t playing like it has all season and that will be a problem against a Milwaukee team that can score in bunches. The Bucks are coming off a five-game road trip, so returning home should give them a boost tonight.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -10.5