Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, NBA Picks Tonight 3/4/2020
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -10
Eric Bledsoe and the Milwaukee Bucks (52-9, 1st in the Central Division) host the Indiana Pacers (37-24, 2nd in the Central Division) at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Indiana opens this game as 10 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 223.
The Pacers cover the spread 54.2% of the time, having gone 32-27-2 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 57.4% of the time, going 35-26-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/02/20 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/02/20 SG Kyle Korver Back is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Myles Turner averages 11.7 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 15.3 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.0 per game. The Pacers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 119.1 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 52.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Bucks are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Bucks surrender 106.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Milwaukee is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -10
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