Bucks vs. Pacers Prediction
Can the Indiana Pacers continue their hot streak and pick up a big win at home when they host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at 7PM ET?
545 Milwaukee Bucks at 546 Indiana Pacers
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the game is listed at 216.5 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Milwaukee 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 seek third straight win
The Milwaukee Bucks have picked up back-to-back wins over the Raptors and the Cavaliers. They have won and covered the spread in three of their last four games. The Bucks are 18-8 on the season, 5-5 on the road, 14-11-1 against the spread and 15-11 with the over.
The Bucks have the highest-scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 118.9 points per game. They also are the league’s best rebounding team at 50.5 per game. Defensively, the Bucks are giving up 109.1 points per contest while holding opponents to just 43.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is dealing with a neck injury, but is expected to play. He is leading the team with 26.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. Khris Middleton is adding 17.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Pacers on hot streak
Indiana has won four straight games following a 109-101 win over the Wizards at home on Monday. The Pacers have covered the spread in their last three games. Indiana is now 17-10 overall, 9-4 at home, 14-13 against the spread and 16-11 with the under.
The Pacers have the league’s best defense, allowing just 101.4 points per game while holding opponents to 44.1 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana only averages 106.1 points per game, but shoots 47.7 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from the arc. The team has been without Victor Oladipo for 11 straight games due to a knee injury, but he did practice on Tuesday and is listed as questionable for this game. He is averaging 21.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game this year. Bojan Bogdanovic is adding 16.6 points per game for the Pacers.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win.
The Pacers are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games following a failed cover, but 12-5 ATS in their last 17 division opponents.
The Pacers have been on a nice win streak, but the wins have been against some average teams and most have been at home. Indiana’s style of play is not likely to work out against Milwaukee. The Bucks are a high-scoring team that Indiana is going to have trouble slowing down. Milwaukee will be able to control the pace of play and Indiana just doesn’t have the scoring to keep up.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -2.5