Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 4/21/2024

The Indiana Pacers (47-35) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (49-33) on Sunday, April 21st. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on TNT. The Pacers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Pacers vs Bucks

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

Myles Turner scored 31 for Indiana against the Hawks which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 65%. As the Pacers secured the victory with a final score of 157-115, Pascal Siakam also chipped in with 28 points.

As of now, the Pacers have an overall record of 47-35 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are in 6th place and are 3rd in the Central division.

Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 44-36 so far this season. With a two game ATS win streak as favorites, the Pacers are 23-14 against the spread when they are underdogs.

The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bucks is coming off a loss to the Magic in their latest game, ending with a score of 113-88. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Bucks couldn’t cover the spread as +5.5 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 201 points fell short of the set over/under line of 215.

The Bucks have an overall record of 49-33 and are 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Bucks are 31-11 compared to 18-22 on the road.

Milwaukee has an overall ATS record of 35-47 for the season so far. During this season, Milwaukee has a 29-38 record against the spread as favorites and 6-9 as underdogs.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Pacers arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 123.3 points per game (1st).

Indiana comes into the game as the NBA’s top-scoring team, at 123.3 points per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 121 points per contest. The Pacers are also the top team in field goal percentage, hitting 50% of their shots this season.

Myles Turner has been playing well for the Pacers of late, averaging 20.4 points per game in his last five games. This has come while hitting 60.7% of his shots from the field. Over this same stretch, Pascal Siakam has hit 60.3% of his shots and 20.4 points. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.1 points per game and 10.9 assists for the year.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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The Bucks step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 119 points per game (4th).

Milwaukee comes into the game as the NBA’s 4th ranked scoring offense, at 119 points per game. They are also 5th in scoring at home, with an average of 121.2 points per contest. This has come while playing at the 6th fastest pace in the league.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to miss the game with a calf injury. This season, he is averaging 30.4 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 6.5 assists. Over their last five games, the Bucks have gotten some good shooting from Bobby Portis, who is averaging 18 points on 62.9% shooting from the field and 2 made threes per game. Brook Lopez has also been shooting the ball well from beyond the arc of late, averaging 2.4 made threes per game in his last five games.

Pacers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 120.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 64.6% of their games. So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 1st in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 26.0 times per game vs. Indiana.

Bucks Team Defense

So far, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 116.4 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bucks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.5% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pacers And Bucks

In today’s game, we anticipate Pascal Siakam leading the scoring for the Pacers, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.7 points per game, along with 7.1 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Giannis Antetokounmpo as the leading scorer for the Bucks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 31 while also collecting 12 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 61.1% and is averaging 30.4 points per contest.

Pacers vs Bucks Trends

  • Although Indiana has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 123 points per game in these games.
  • Across the Bucks last three home games, the team averaged 102 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bucks have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Milwaukee posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • The last ten games that Indiana was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 7-3 straight up.

Pacers vs Bucks Prediction

The Pacers is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 113-110. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Pacers at -1.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 231.5 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the under.

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