Pacers vs. Bucks Prediction
With the No. 7 seed secured in the Eastern Conference for the playoffs, the Pacers have decided to rest several players tonight when they face the Bucks at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bucks are 4.5-point home favorites versus the Pacers while the over/under is sitting at 201.5 points. Neither the side the nor the total has moved off the original numbers.
Indiana coach Frank Vogel will rest four of his five starters tonight. The Pacers will start Myles Turner, Ty Lawson, Rodney Stuckey, Solomon Hill and Lavoy Allen with their spot secured in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
Meanwhile, Jason Kidd's future as the head coach in Milwaukee is in jeopardy according to Gery Woelfel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Per Woelfel, some in Milwaukee's ownership group view Kidd as arrogant and aren't pleased when he took off a portion of the season to underdog hip surgery, which could have waited until the offseason.
Even though Indiana is resting many of its starters, the Pacers' backups listed above should keep pace with a Bucks squad that is in turmoil. Milwaukee is 0-5 against the spread in its last five games overall and has covered just once in its last six games coming off a loss.
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