Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/16/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Bucks will go up against the Indiana Pacers at Fiserv Forum on Monday.
The Pacers stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 130-112 in their last contest. Indiana finished with a 36.9% FG percentage (38 of 103) and buried 11 of their 47 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pacers knocked down 25 of 28 attempts for a rate of 89.3%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 49 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 26 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 5 steals. With respect to defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 55.2% from the floor on 48 of 87 shooting. Memphis doled out 32 dimes and had 11 steals in this contest. In addition, Memphis collected 45 rebounds (7 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Memphis finished the game shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 22 of their 28 attempts. They made 12 of 32 attempts from beyond the perimeter. With respect to personal fouls, the Pacers walked away with 20 and the Grizzlies accounted for 21 personal fouls.
Chris Duarte is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 25 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He played 30 minutes played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Duarte finished the game at 46.7% from the field and earned 3 assists.
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Indiana will play this game with a win-loss mark of 23-21 on the year. They turn it over 15.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 21.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,178 dimes for the year, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Pacers are shooting 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (619 of 1,708) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 115.4 points per game (10th in basketball) while connecting on 45.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Pacers are able to force 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 25th in the league in giving up assists with 1,115 conceded this season. The Pacers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.7% (1,817 of 3,894) and they relinquish 45.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 21st in the league in points per game from their opponents (115.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Bucks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 111-95 against the Heat. When talking about rebounds, Milwaukee allowed Miami to snag 51 in all (13 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 50.0% from distance by shooting 11 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 12 at the charity stripe (83.3%). The Bucks allowed the Heat to make 45 out of 87 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7% in this game. When all was said and done, the Bucks shot 34 for 84 from the field which had them shooting 40.5%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee knocked down 19 of 48 attempts (39.6%). They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. The Heat committed 14 fouls in this contest which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They turned it over 10 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Bucks collected 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the contest.
Bobby Portis ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks in the matchup. He buried 4 out of 10 in this contest for a rate of 40.0%, and earned 7 rebounds. Portis totaled 15 points in his 27 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes for the contest.
Milwaukee has a record of 27-16 for the season. As an offensive team, the Bucks are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which ranks 26th in basketball. Milwaukee has tallied 4,806 pts on the campaign (111.8 per game) and they collect 48.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per game (17th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.3 times per contest. The Bucks commit 18.3 fouls every game and they hit 73.7% from the free throw line.
The Bucks are ranked 6th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.9. They are forcing 12.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (3rd in basketball). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 34.5% on three-point shots (496 of 1,436) and opponents are making 78.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 22.6 dimes and 44.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 3rd and 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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