Wednesday, March 2, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.5.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 31-29 and a road record of 13-18. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Indiana is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-15. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 25-35 and a home record of 17-10. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -4.2. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 17-19. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 12.5 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.2 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Indiana averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15 per game. The Pacers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 25th with 15.6 per game. The Bucks allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.2 and a defensive rating of 102.4. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Bucks score 102.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 30-30-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 29-31-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 31-29-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-27-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/01/16 G C.J. Miles Calf "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/01/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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