Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 2 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 18-8. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.8 as they average 118.9 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 17-10 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 106.1 points per game and surrender 101.4, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 13-12-0 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 12-13-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 10-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/10/18 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Neck is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/03/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 26.5 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 13.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Khris Middleton averages 17.7 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Bojan Bogdanovic scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Domantas Sabonis averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 118.9 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 50.5 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.8 per game. The Bucks allow 109.1 points per contest, which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 25th in the NBA with 106.1 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 24.7. The Pacers are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Pacers give up 101.4 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Indiana is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Pacers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -2
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