Thursday, April 6, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 40-38. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 38-40. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-44-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 42-35-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 35-43-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 39-39-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/04/17 G Malcolm Brogdon Back "?"
03/25/17 F John Henson Thumb out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/27/17 C Al Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
03/24/17 G Glenn Robinson III Calf out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Greg Monroe averages 11.7 points per game in 22.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 7.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Paul George averages 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.96 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 16th with 13.7 per game. The Pacers allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Pacers force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.6 and a defensive rating of 109.6. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -4.5
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