Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where and the Indiana Pacers (33-36) will play the Milwaukee Bucks (44-25) on Thursday.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Orlando Magic and took home the win by a score of 114-102 in their last game. Milwaukee finished the game with a 42.6% field goal percentage (43 of 101) and made 8 out of their 33 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bucks made 20 of their 27 tries for a rate of 74.1%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned 63 with 17 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In relation to defending, Milwaukee allowed 41.5% from the floor on 39 out of 94 shooting. Orlando distributed 18 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Orlando totaled 52 rebounds (10 offensive, 42 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Orlando went 70.0% at the free throw line by making 14 of 20 attempts. They also made 10 of their 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one guy who was a factor in the game. He ended up with 27 points on 11 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 32:16 mins and totaled 12 boards. Antetokounmpo ended up shooting 61.1% from the field and also distributed 5 assists. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Bucks was Donte DiVincenzo. He grabbed 2 rebounds in his 28:44 minutes on the court. He finished 58.3% from the floor for this contest by shooting 7-of-12 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, DiVincenzo accounted for 2 assists.
Milwaukee enters this game with a mark of 44-25 on the season. They average 119.9 pts per game (1st in the league) while going 48.6% from the field. The Bucks are hitting 39.0% on 3-point shots (1,002 of 2,567) and 76.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling down 48.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,757 dimes so far this season, which ranks 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a group are committing 17.4 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Bucks are able to force 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. The Bucks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.6% (912 of 1,260) and they concede 43.6 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,722 relinquished so far this year. They give up 38.1% from beyond the arc and they are 21st in basketball in points per game allowed (114.0).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Pacers went home victorious with a score of 103-94 when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pacers earned 38 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 45 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The 76ers were called for 17 fouls for the matchup which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 93.8%. In reference to shots from downtown, Indiana made 14 of 41 tries (34.1%). Overall, the Pacers shot 37 out of 83 from the field which had them at 44.6%. The Pacers permitted the 76ers to bury 38 out of 87 tries from the field which had them at 43.7% for the game. They wrapped up this game 30.8% from distance by connecting on 8 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). When talking about rebounding, Indiana allowed Philadelphia to get 35 overall (5 offensive).
Caris LeVert ended up being important for the Pacers for the game. He converted 8 of 20 for the matchup for a rate of 40.0%, and had 7 rebounds. LeVert earned 24 points in his 39:47 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes in this game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Doug McDermott. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 28:21 minutes on the court, and he put in 7 out of 16 from the floor. McDermott ended the game having shot 43.8% from the floor while also collecting 20 points and 2 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 33-36 this year. Indiana has accounted for 7,929 points this year (114.9 per contest) and they grab 42.7 boards per game. The Pacers are committing 20.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 79.3% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Pacers are shooting 47.4% from the floor, which is 11th in the league. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.2 times per contest (2nd in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 25th in the league in points given up per game with 114.9. They allow 26.0 dimes and 46.7 boards per game, which is ranked 27th and 25th in the league. The Indiana defense allows 36.6% on 3-pointers (794 of 2,168) and opponents are connecting on 78.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (17th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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