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(21-17) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers (20-19)
Date: Monday January 8th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis,Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pacers -120
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 214
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The Milwaukee Bucks (21-17 Overall, 8-10 Away) are looking to get a road win tonight in Indianapolis against the Indiana Pacers (20-19 Overall, 12-9 Home). Milwaukee won their last game against the Wizards, 110-103. The Pacers are struggling to stay above .500 right now. They blew out the Bulls in their last game, 125-86.
The last time the Bucks and Pacers both took the court against each other was last week. The Milwaukee Bucks got the win at home, 122-101. The two won’t see each other again until March.
The Milwaukee Bucks are looking like mid level eastern conference team this season. Milwaukee is trying their best to stay above .500, as they are four games above right now. The Bucks took down the Washington Wizards last by seven points on the road for the win.
The Bucks shot 48.8 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent from three point land against Washington. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the charge for the Bucks with 34 points and 12 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe also played well for Milwaukee with 21 points and Kris Middleton chipped in 20.
The first time the Bucks and Pacers took the court, Milwaukee bested them by 21 points at home. Milwaukee shot an excellent 58.7 percent from the field in the win. Again, the “Greek Freak” led the charge. He finished with 31 points and nine rebounds for Milwaukee.
The Bucks defense also played well in the last meeting with Indiana. The Pacers shot 48 percent from the floor, but were limited to 20 percent from three point land, on 3 of 15 shooting from deep, and forced 15 turnovers, leading to the blowout win.
This matchup will be a bit different for the Bucks. The Fieldhouse is going to be a hostile environment.
The Indiana Pacers are playing terrible basketball right now. The team is 1-5 over their last six games. The Pacers recently got off a five game losing streak, with a win against the Chicago Bulls, 125-86. The Pacers 56 percent from the field, and 48 percent from three point range in the win. Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 23 points.
The Pacers are familiar with how to go about playing the Bucks. The team should be prepared to shoot better than 20 percent from the three point line. Indiana shoots 38 percent from three this season. Look for Victor Oladipo to play well. He is arguably the most improved player in the NBA. He is averaging 24.8 points per game this season.
Indiana is going to need more than just Oladipo in this matchup. The Pacers are going to have to give some type of defensive effort in order win tonight’s rematch.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MIL are 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Central.
- Over is 6-2 in MIL last 8 games as an underdog.
- Over is 8-3 in MIL last 11 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in IND last 9 vs. NBA Central.
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Prediction:
Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to give the Pacers problems again tonight. Look for Antetokounmpo to have 35 or more points and 12 or more rebounds against Indiana
If Indiana is going to get it done against the Bucks, they must win as a team, and play better defensively. The Pacers are 20th in the NBA this year in points allowed 106.9 per game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pacers -1.5
This one will be exciting tonight. Expect a lot of offense from both teams, with the Pacers getting the close home win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pacers 112 – Bucks 110
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