Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/19/2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, October 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 48-34. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 1.4 as they averaged 105.6 points per contest while giving up 104.2 per game. The Bucks had an overall mark of 44-38 last year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They averaged 106.5 points per contest and gave up 106.8, which was a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 52-36-1 against the spread last season
The Indiana Pacers were 34-53-0 against the over/under last year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks were 37-47-5 against the spread last season
The Milwaukee Bucks were 51-36-0 against the over/under last year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/18/18 F TJ Leaf Ankle left last game, is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Victor Oladipo averaged 23.1 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 4.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 48% for the year while his free throw percentage was 80%. Tyreke Evans comes into this contest after averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 5.1 rebounds per game and dished out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage was at 79%.
Khris Middleton averaged 20.1 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.2 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 26.9 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game and had 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 53% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allowed 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 9th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 43.0 rebounds a game which ranked 14th, and they gave up 23.2 assists per contest which put them in 12th place in the league. They forced 15.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 28th in the league. Indiana averaged 105.6 points per contest last season, which ranked them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.4 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 9th in the league. They averaged 42.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranked them 22nd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 26th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrendered 106.8 points per contest, which ranked them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 18th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks were 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game last season. Milwaukee was 15th in the league with 106.5 points per game last year. They were 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was -0.3. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 21st in the NBA. They were 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Bucks were 20th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Pacers were 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 108.1 was ranked 13th last season. In terms of pace they were 23rd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 11th. As a team they were 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana was 23rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 12th in the league.
Milwaukee was 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 11th in the league. The Bucks were 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 110.1 was ranked 18th. In terms of pace they were 20th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 8th. As a team they were 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3.5
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