Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 1/27/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-8)
The Milwaukee Bucks are hitting the road to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Indiana Pacers. Indiana opens this game as 8-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 230.
The Bucks faced the Nuggets and notched a win by a score of 107-99 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Bucks ended up finishing with 15 while the Nuggets accumulated 21 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of 34 tries from beyond the arc. Denver went 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 16 shots. Additionally, Denver collected 51 boards (15 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Denver doled out 21 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. In relation to defending, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 39.2% from the floor on 38 of 97 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists in the matchup as well as creating 19 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 49 with 7 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Bucks made 20 of 28 tries for a rate of 71.4%. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.4% FG percentage (37 out of 78) and made 13 of their 30 3-pointers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who played a role in the game. He accounted for 33 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes and totaled 14 rebounds. Antetokounmpo went 60.0% from the floor and totaled 4 assists.
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Milwaukee will enter this game with a mark of 31-17 so far this year. They are turning it over 15.5 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling in 48.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,186 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Bucks are connecting on 35.9% on 3-pointers (680 of 1,896) and 74.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.1 pts per contest (18th in basketball) on 45.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bucks are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 fouls. They are 2nd in the league in giving up assists with 1,102 conceded so far this year. The Bucks defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.5% (2,003 of 4,400) and they concede 44.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 35.0% on 3-point shots and they are 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.5).
For their last game, the Pacers took a loss by a final score of 126-120 when they played the Magic. The Pacers collected 22 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 32 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 14 steals in this game. The Magic had 22 personal fouls for this contest which took the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 79.3%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Indiana converted 15 of 35 attempts (42.9%). Overall, the Pacers walked away from this one shooting 41 out of 85 from the field which had them shooting 48.2%. The Pacers permitted the Magic to knock down 46 out of their 82 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 56.1% for the matchup. They shot 53.6% from 3-point land via 15 out of 28 and ended up shooting 19 out of 25 at the free throw line (76.0%). Concerning team rebounding, Indiana permitted Orlando to pull down 34 in all (9 offensive).
Bennedict Mathurin pitched in for the Pacers for the game. He converted 7 of 18 for this game giving him a rate of 38.9%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Mathurin recorded 26 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and totaled 4 assists in this matchup.
Indiana has a record of 24-26 for the season. The Pacers commit 21.5 fouls every game and they shoot 80.1% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 26.5 times per contest (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per game. Indiana has accounted for 5,756 pts so far this year (115.1 per game) and they collect 42.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Pacers are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which is ranked 25th in basketball.
The Indiana defense concedes 37.4% on 3-point attempts (634 of 1,693) and their opposition knocks down 80.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 26.1 assists and 45.5 boards per game, which is ranked 26th and 26th in the league. The Pacers on defense are ranked 24th in the league in points given up per game with 116.8. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (15th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-8)
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