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(19-18) Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks (19-16)
Date: Wednesday January 3
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -8
NBA Betting Total: 209
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Wednesday, January 3 finds Central Division rivals the Indiana Pacers tipping off versus one another. The Pacers have been resting since Sunday following a beat down by the Minnesota Timberwolves. In their last game the Bucks lost to the Raptors in overtime.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Bucks winning three of the four contests. The Bucks also hold the all-time record having bested the Pacers 97 of their 183 matches.
Like many Eastern Conference squads this season the Pacers experienced a period of success followed by a losing streak. The difference with the Pacers is they extended their success to longer than a few weeks. Specifically, from mid November to mid December the Pacers won 10 of 12 outings. Since that point however Indiana has lost seven of their next ten.
Much of the Pacers success is tied to Most Improved candidate Victor Oladipo who leading the team and scoring (24.9 points) and shooting a blistering 42.3% from deep. Oladipo has missed the last three games with a sore knee and his absence is felt by the Pacers who struggle to score without him, but also are at their worst defensively without him.
The Pacers 107-90 loss to the Timberwolves showcased how much they miss Oladipo who won’t be back in the lineup Wednesday as Indiana try to stop their four game losing skid.
New Year’s night the Bucks and Raptors put on an offensive showcase which extended to overtime. Ultimately the Bucks lost due to their inability to stop DeMar DeRozan who went on to score a franchise best 52 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo filled up the stat sheets but several of his teammates contributing double digit scoring in the 131-227 scoring fest. Eric Bledsoe led the way with 29 points while Thon Maker, Malcolm Brogdon, Matthew Dellavedova and Khris Middleton all contributed.
Prior to the loss in Toronto the Bucks registered two quality wins against the Timberwolves and Thunder. This next stretch of games for the Bucks is crucial as eight of their next nine games are against playoff squads followed by the ever dangerous 76ers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- In the Pacers last 10 overall the under is 7-3.
- The Pacers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- The over is 7-0 for the Bucks in their last 8 vs Eastern Conference teams.
- Over is 9-1-1 in Bucks last 11 games as a favorite.
- Over Under is 6-4 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction: Bucks get back on track
With Oladipo expected to miss the game and the Bucks wanting to rebound from the overtime loss expect Milwaukee to win this outing easily.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bucks – 8
Unless Oladipo surprisingly appears expect the Bucks to win this by a decent margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Bucks 112 – Pacers 100
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