Bucks vs Pacers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, March 16, 2023

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The Milwaukee Bucks (50-19) are 12-point favorites against the Indiana Pacers (31-38) on March 16, 2023 at Fiserv Forum. The contest pits a pair of the NBA’s top shooting squads against each other — the Bucks rank fourth in the league in three-pointers made per game (14.8) and the Pacers are fifth (13.8). The matchup’s over/under is 236.

How to bet Bucks vs. Pacers

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 12 points, with bookmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -758 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +537 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236 points.

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Bucks vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSW
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Arena: Fiserv Forum

Bucks vs. Pacers Betting Trends

The Bucks have 38 wins against the spread in 69 games this year. Milwaukee has been victorious in 46, or 82.1%, of the 56 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bucks games this year have gone over the total in 33 out of 69 opportunities (47.8%).

The Pacers have played 69 games, with 37 wins against the spread. Indiana is 21-32 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 39.6% of those games). The Pacers have eclipsed the over/under 49.3% of the time this season (34 of 69 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Bucks Leaders
Giannis Antetokounmpo 54 31.5 11.9 5.5 0.7 0.8 0.8
Jrue Holiday 57 19.4 5.1 7.2 1.2 0.4 2.4
Brook Lopez 68 15.5 6.7 1.3 0.5 2.5 1.9
Khris Middleton 25 14.5 4.1 4.7 0.8 0.1 1.6
Bobby Portis 58 13.7 9.6 1.6 0.4 0.2 1.2


Pacers Leaders
Myles Turner 57 18 7.6 1.3 0.6 2.4 1.6
Buddy Hield 69 17.1 5.1 2.7 1.2 0.3 3.7
Aaron Nesmith 60 9.7 3.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 1.5
Jalen Smith 57 9.1 5.7 0.9 0.3 0.9 0.8
Andrew Nembhard 62 8.3 2.7 4 1 0.2 1.2
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Bucks: Goran Dragic: Questionable (Knee), Brook Lopez: Questionable (Ankle), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Grayson Allen: Out (Foot)

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Knee), Chris Duarte: Out (Ankle), Kendall Brown: Out (Leg), Bennedict Mathurin: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

This season, Milwaukee is scoring 116.1 points per game (ninth-ranked in NBA) and allowing 112 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Bucks are scoring 119.6 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 112.8 points per contest. The Bucks have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 122.5 points per game in their last 10 outings, 6.4 points more than the 116.1 they’ve scored this season.

Milwaukee ranks fourth-best in the NBA by sinking 14.8 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 11th in the league at 36.7%. The Bucks have taken 55.2% two-pointers and 44.8% threes this year. Of the team’s baskets, 64.9% are two-pointers and 35.1% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers

In 2022-23, Indiana is 11th in the NBA on offense (115.5 points scored per game) and fifth-worst on defense (117.9 points allowed). In 2022-23 the Pacers are scoring 6.2 more points per game at home (118.6) than on the road (112.4). While the Pacers are putting up 115.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their previous 10 games, producing 121.9 a contest.

In 2022-23 Indiana is fifth-best in the league in 3-point makes (13.8 per game), and it ranks No. 13 in 3-point percentage (36.3%). In 2022-23, the Pacers have taken 42.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 57.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 33.2% of the Pacers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 66.8% have been 2-pointers.

Bucks vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick

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