Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 10/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports WI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-6)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where the Indiana Pacers (1-2) will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (2-1) on Monday. Indiana opens this game as 6-point dogs. The betting total is set at 229.5.
The Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 121-111 in their last game. Milwaukee walked away from the game having earned a 53.0% FG percentage (44 of 83) and knocked down 15 out of their 35 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 18 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected 44 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 21 assists for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing defense, Milwaukee allowed 48.5% from the field on 48 of 99 shooting. San Antonio distributed 38 assists and had 29 steals for the game. Moreover, San Antonio snagged 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 5 blocks. San Antonio finished 83.3% when shooting free throws by making 5 of 6 tries. They buried 10 of their 39 tries from beyond the arc.
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Khris Middleton is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. He totaled 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also totaled 2 boards. Middleton finished shooting 52.9% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes.
Milwaukee heads into this one with a win-loss record of 2-1 this year. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 45.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 65 assists for the season, which is 16th in basketball in terms of passing. The Bucks are connecting on 36.1% on 3-point shots (44 of 122) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 114.3 points per outing (8th in the league) while hitting 45.6% from the field. On defense, the Bucks are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. The Bucks are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.7% (37 of 61) and they surrender 46.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 76 relinquished for the season. They are relinquishing 39.6% on shots from downtown and they rank 27th in basketball in points per game allowed (117.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers took home the win by a final score of 102-91 against the Heat. The Pacers recorded 41 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 55 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 10 steals for the game. The Heat were called for 22 fouls in the game which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.2%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Indiana made 10 out of their 39 attempts (25.6%). When all was said and done, the Pacers ended up shooting 38 for 97 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.2%. The Pacers permitted the Heat to convert 35 of 91 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5% for this game. They shot 27.3% from three-point range via 9 out of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). When it comes to rebounding, Indiana permitted Miami to collect 45 in all (10 offensive).
Domantas Sabonis was important for the Pacers for this game. He made 8 of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 47.1%, and had 12 rebounds. Sabonis earned 17 points in his 43 mins on the court and totaled 4 assists in the game.
Indiana has a record of 1-2 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Pacers are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in basketball. Indiana has accumulated 358 points for the campaign (119.3 per game) and they collect 49.3 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.0 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game. The Pacers are committing 21.3 fouls per game and they connect on 80.0% from the free throw line. The Pacers are ranked 23rd in basketball in points given up per game with 116.3. The Indiana defense concedes 40.2% from downtown (41 of 102) and opponents are knocking down 80.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 23.7 dimes and 46.3 boards every game, which ranks them 16th and 12th in the league. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-6)
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