Thursday, December 31, 2015
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 12-21 and a road record of 3-15. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 97.1 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 18-12 and a home record of 11-4. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 4.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.6 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Paul George averages 24.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. George Hill averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Milwaukee averages 97.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.2 per game. The Bucks allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Indiana averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 17th with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Pacers force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 16-17-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-14-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/15 C Jordan Hill Teeth expected to miss Wednesday vs. Chicago
12/28/15 G C.J. Miles Back "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
11/13/15 F Myles Turner Thumb out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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