Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/16/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Fiserv Forum is the site where the Milwaukee Bucks will play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.
The Pacers played the Pistons and took a loss by a score of 117-97 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Pacers ended up finishing with 15 while the Pistons totaled 21 personal fouls. They also knocked down 14 of 36 attempts from 3-point land. Detroit finished the contest at 70.0% at the charity stripe by converting 7 of 10 tries. Furthermore, Detroit collected 52 boards (19 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Detroit distributed 28 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. In relation to defending, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 48.0% from the field on 48 out of 100 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 42 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 15 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. Indiana ended the contest with a 41.9% field goal percentage (36 out of 86) and knocked down 10 of 34 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jordan Nwora is a player who was important for the game. He ended up with 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He played 31 mins played and also snagged 4 rebounds. Nwora finished shooting 58.3% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes.
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Indiana enters this game with a win-loss record of 31-38 for the campaign. They are turning it over 14.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 41.5 boards per contest and has racked up 1,836 dimes on the year, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pacers are shooting 36.3% on shots from beyond the arc (952 of 2,625) and 79.2% from the free throw line. They average 115.5 points per outing (12th in the NBA) while hitting 46.4% from the field.
On defense, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 fouls. They currently rank 28th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,810 surrendered so far this year. The Pacers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (2,932 of 6,126) and they concede 45.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 37.3% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 26th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (117.9).
For their last game, the Bucks got the victory with a final of 116-104 when they played the Suns. The Bucks collected 33 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 46 for the game. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Suns committed 26 fouls in the game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 37 tries. They were able to convert 24 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 64.9%. When discussing three-point shots, Milwaukee knocked down 12 of 39 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Bucks finished shooting 40 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. The Bucks permitted the Suns to knock down 41 of their 95 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.2% in this contest. They finished 34.8% from behind the 3-point line via 8 of 23 and ended up going 14 out of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee allowed Phoenix to grab 41 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in for the Bucks for the matchup. Antetokounmpo racked up 36 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 8 assists for the game. He knocked down 11 of 23 in this game giving him a rate of 47.8%, and had 11 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 50-19 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 22nd in the NBA. Milwaukee has totaled 8,013 points this season (116.1 per contest) and they pull down 49.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.2 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per contest. The Bucks have committed 18.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 74.3% from the free throw line.
The Bucks are ranked 6th in basketball in points allowed per game with 112.0. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the floor (2nd in the league). The Milwaukee defense concedes 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (810 of 2,336) and their opponents are converting on 78.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.0 assists and 44.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 3rd and 21st in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee and under the total points
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