The Milwaukee Bucks (27-16) host the Indiana Pacers (23-21) at Fiserv Forum, starting at 2:30 PM ET on Monday, January 16, 2023. The Pacers are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s point total is 228.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -239 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +208 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228.5 points.
Bucks vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 16, 2023
- Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSW
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Pacers Betting Trends
The Bucks have played 43 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has come away with 23 wins in the 32 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Bucks games this year have hit the over on 20 of 44 set point totals.
In the Pacers’ 44 games this year, they have 26 wins against the spread. Indiana is 16-18 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 47.1% of those games). The Pacers have eclipsed the over/under 47.7% of the time this season (21 of 44 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: Joe Ingles: Out (Injury Management), Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Probable (Ankle), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)
Pacers: Goga Bitadze: Questionable (Illness), Myles Turner: Questionable (Back), Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Elbow/Knee), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Daniel Theis: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
So far this season, Milwaukee is scoring 111.8 points per game (23rd-ranked in NBA) and ceding 110.9 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Bucks average 117.1 points per game at home, compared to 106.7 points per game in road games, a difference of 10.4 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Bucks have been scoring 108.9 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 111.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Milwaukee ranks sixth in the NBA with 13.7 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 19th with a 34.8% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Bucks have taken 56.2% two-pointers (accounting for 66.3% of the team’s buckets) and 43.8% three-pointers (33.7%).
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
On offense Indiana is the 10th-ranked team in the league (115.4 points per game). Defensively it is 20th (115.9 points conceded per game). At home, the Pacers score 117.9 points per game. Away, they average 112.4. Over their previous 10 games, the Pacers are putting up 120.3 points per game, 4.9 more than their season average (115.4).
Beyond the arc, Indiana is fifth-best in the league in 3-pointers made per game (14.1). It is 12th in 3-point percentage at 36.3%. In 2022-23, the Pacers have taken 43.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 56.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 34.2% of the Pacers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 65.8% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Bucks, and we project that Pacers will cover the spread (Bucks -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228.5 points.
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