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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers

January 3, 2024




The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday evening and will air on Bally Sports Indiana and Bally Sports Wisconsin.



Milwaukee enters this game with the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 24-9, however, they are coming off a 113-122 at home against the Indiana Pacers which also ended their two-game winning streak. The Bucks have been the highest-scoring team in the NBA this season as they enter this game averaging 124.61 points per game. 



Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging a double-double this season with an average of 30.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game while also being 2nd on the team in assists with an average of 5.7 assists per game. However, the Bucks have been a below-average defense as they are allowing an average of 119.03 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.42 points per game. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to bounce back following the loss at home against the Pacers when they travel to face the Indiana Pacers.



The Indiana Pacers enter this game with a record of 18-14 which puts them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. The success of the Pacers this season can be attributed to offensive play as they are averaging the most points per game in the NBA with an average of 125.91 points per game, however, they are allowing the 2nd most points per game with an average of 124.39 points per game. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging a double-double this season with an average of 24.7 points and 12.7 assists per game. 



The Pacers are on a four-game winning streak following a 122-113 win on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday and will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the Bucks on Wednesday evening.



BookMaker has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 2.5-point favorites on the road against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday evening. Milwaukee has won six of the last ten while Indiana has won two of the last three meetings. The Pacers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-17-1 ATS overall, 8-6 ATS on the road, 14-17-1 ATS as a favorite, and 3-7 ATS in division games this season while the Indiana Pacers are 18-15 ATS overall, 9-7 ATS at home, 9-8 ATS as an underdog, and 8-2 ATS in division games on the year.



Milwaukee enters this game with the better record, however, Indiana has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings. The Pacers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups and have been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 18-15 ATS overall and 8-2 ATS in division games while the Bucks are 15-17-1 ATS overall and 3-7 ATS in division games. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Indiana Pacers when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday evening. 



Spooky Express Pick: Indiana Pacers +3