Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 19-18. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 107.0 points per contest while giving up 107.0 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 19-16. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per contest and giving up 105.9, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-17-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 16-20-1 against the over/un=DEr
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-15-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-13-0 against the over/un=DEr
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/02/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.8 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
Khris Middleton averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 19th in those =DEfensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Indiana averages 107 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.05 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they rank 25th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surren=DEr 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their =DEfense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 30th in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 42.2 rebounds surren=DEred per game. The Bucks are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season. Milwaukee is 15th in the league with 105.5 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.49. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Bucks are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Pacers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 8th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Indiana is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -7.5
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