Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
Fiserv Forum is the site where the Milwaukee Bucks (18-11) will take on the Indiana Pacers (12-17) on Wednesday.
The Pacers faced off with the Warriors and ended up losing by a score of 102-100 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 40.2% field goal percentage (35 out of 87) and made 7 of their 30 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 23 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 74.2%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 42 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 dimes in this matchup while creating 6 turnovers and getting 11 steals. Concerning defending, Indiana let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 42 out of 84 shooting. Golden State earned 47 dimes and had 21 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Golden State totaled 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Golden State finished the game at 71.4% from the free throw line by making 10 of their 14 tries. They also knocked down 8 of 30 shots from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Pacers ended up finishing with 18 and the Warriors finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Domantas Sabonis is someone who played a role for the game. Sabonis went 70.6% from the field but didn't record a dime. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and pulled down 11 rebounds. He recorded 30 points on 12 out of 17 shooting.
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Indiana will take the court with a win-loss record of 12-17 for the campaign. They average 107.8 points per game (16th in the NBA) while hitting 45.9% from the floor. The Pacers are shooting 32.7% from downtown (335 of 1,024) and 77.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is snagging 45.3 boards per game and has 687 assists this year, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.2 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Pacers are able to force 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists with 630 relinquished for the campaign. The Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (1,146 of 2,521) and they relinquish 42.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 34.6% from 3-point land while they are 12th in the NBA in points per game allowed (106.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks took a loss by a score of 117-103 when they played the Celtics. The Bucks were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 45 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Celtics had 11 fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Milwaukee converted 11 out of 36 tries (30.6%). In all, the Bucks walked away from this one shooting 40 out of 90 from the floor which had them at 44.4%. The Bucks allowed the Celtics to make 43 out of 86 tries from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% for this game. They finished 42.6% from distance by connecting on 20 out of 47 and finished the game at 11 of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Boston to collect 33 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Jrue Holiday ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks in this contest. He made 8 of 16 for this contest for a rate of 50.0%, but didn't pull down a rebound. Holiday scored 20 points in his 33 minutes on the court and had 8 assists in the matchup.
Milwaukee has a record of 18-11 this year. The Bucks are committing 17.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 22.8 times per game (21st in the league) and they cough up possession 14.6 times per contest. Milwaukee has accounted for 3,205 pts on the campaign (110.5 per contest) and they average 47.6 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which is 17th in the NBA.
The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the league in points given up per game with 106.9. They are forcing 13.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (3rd in basketball). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 34.0% on three-point shots (413 of 1,214) and opponents are converting on 76.2% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 23.7 dimes and 44.4 boards every game, which ranks them 14th and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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