The Milwaukee Bucks (31-17) visit the Indiana Pacers (24-26) on January 27, 2023 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers are underdogs by a 7.5-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of two in a row with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The over/under for the contest is set at 239.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -289 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +234 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239.5 points.
Bucks vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, January 27, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSIN
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Bucks vs. Pacers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Bucks are 25-20-3 this season. Milwaukee has been the favorite in 36 games this season and has come away with the win 27 times (75%) in those contests. The Bucks have gone over the point total in 46% of their opportunities this year (23 times over 50 games with a set point total).
The Pacers have played 50 games, with 27 wins against the spread. Indiana has put together a 17-23 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 42.5% of those games). Pacers games this year have gone over the point total 48% of the time (24 out of 50 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks vs. Pacers Injury Report
Pacers: Andrew Nembhard: Questionable (Illness), Aaron Nesmith: Questionable (Wrist), Daniel Theis: Questionable (Knee), Myles Turner: Questionable (Ankle), Tyrese Haliburton: Out (Elbow/Knee)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
This season, Milwaukee is averaging 113.1 points per game (18th-ranked in NBA) and ceding 111.5 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Bucks put up 117.8 points per game at home, compared to 108.3 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 9.5 points per contest. The Bucks have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 115.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.1 points more than the 113.1 they’ve scored this year.
Milwaukee is top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fifth-best in the league with 14.2 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 15th with a 35.9% shooting percentage from downtown. Of the shots taken by the Bucks in 2022-23, 55.9% of them have been two-pointers (65.5% of the team’s made baskets) and 44.1% have been threes (34.5%).
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
In 2022-23, Indiana is 12th in the NBA offensively (115.1 points scored per game) and 24th defensively (116.8 points allowed). The Pacers are scoring more points at home (117.8 per game) than on the road (112.4). Over their past 10 games, the Pacers are posting 113.1 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.1.
Indiana makes 13.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.2% from beyond the arc, ranking sixth and 13th, respectively, in the NBA. The Pacers attempt 42.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 57.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 34% of the Pacers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 66% are 2-pointers.
Bucks vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick
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