Saturday, February 11, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 22-29. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 29-23. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Greg Monroe averages 11 points per game in 21.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 8.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul George averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Milwaukee averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Bucks allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Indiana averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 16th with 14 per game. The Pacers allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 97.3 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 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-31-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 31-19-1 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 23-29-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/10/17 C Roy Hibbert Acquired available Friday vs. LA Lakers
02/10/17 F Spencer Hawes Acquired available Friday vs. LA Lakers
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/09/17 F Thaddeus Young Wrist expected to miss Friday vs. Washington & Saturday vs. Milwaukee
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -5
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