Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/5/2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Monday, March 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 33-29. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 35-27. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-32-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-31-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 34-28-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-34-3 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
03/03/18 G Tony Snell Thigh is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Philadelphia
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is OUT 3-4 weeks
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per contest in 37.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 10.2 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Victor Oladipo has scored 24 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Myles Turner averages 13.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.7 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.55 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 105.3 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 12th in the NBA with 106.7 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.53. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.5. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Pacers give up 105.2 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. 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 25th in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Indiana is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Pacers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +2.5
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