Bucks vs Pacers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -3.5
Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers (31-23, 2nd in the Central Division) host the Milwaukee Bucks (46-7, 1st in the Central Division) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Indiana opens this contest as 3.5 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 228.
The Bucks are covering the spread 58.5% of the time, having gone 31-22-0 ATS. Indiana is covering 52.8% of the time, going 28-25-1 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/10/20 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Personal is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
02/10/20 PG George Hill Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Khris Middleton averages 20.5 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 30.0 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He grabs 13.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Domantas Sabonis averages 18.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Myles Turner scores 11.8 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.3 points per contest which is 7th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Milwaukee averages 119.8 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.1 boards per contest and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest. Indiana is 21st in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 26.2. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 12th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana +3.5 and over 228 total points
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