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Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks, Point Spread

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
11 min read
Bucks Vs Pacers
  • The Bucks are coming off of a loss where their defence just wasn’t up to standards.
  • The Pacers salvaged a victory in their last match against the Sixers.
  • The Bucks won both previous meetings with the Pacers this season.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Milwaukee Bucks -8.5 (-110)
TBA -420
Indiana Pacers +8.5 (-110)
TBA +310

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Predictions and Picks

Our Pick
The Bucks have blown out the Pacers in their previous two meetings. Indiana can’t handle the Bucks’ diverse attack and don’t have the three-point shooting to keep pace.
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How to Watch Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Information
Teams Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers
Location Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Time 7:00 PM EST, May 13th, 2021
How to Watch Bally Sports WI, Bally Sports Indiana

Head-to-Head: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers

Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-Head Indiana Pacers
Mike Budenholzer Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren
43-25 (3rd in East) Standing 32-36 (9th in East)
L-W-W-W Form W-W-L-W
117.1 (6th of 30) Off Rtg 112.1 (15th of 30)
111.4 (10th of 30) Def Rtg 112.3 (15th of 30)
102.1 (3rd of 30) Pace 101.5 (5th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

G. Antetokounmpo (28.2) PPG M. Brogdon (21.2)
G. Antetokounmpo (10.9) RPG D. Sabonis (12.0)
G. Antetokounmpo, J. Holiday (5.9) APG T. McConnell, D. Sabonis (6.5)
J. Holiday (1.7) SPG T. McConnell (1.8)
B. Lopez (1.5) BPG M. Turner (3.4)
G. Antetokounmpo (.566)/G. Antetokounmpo (10.3) FG%/FGM T. McConnell (.560)/M. Brogdon (7.9)
B. Portis (.470)/K. Middleton (2.3) 3P%/3PM O. Brissett (.426)/M. Brogdon (2.6)

MIL: Win the Battle on the Glass

With the playoffs in sight, the Milwaukee Bucks are sure to lengthen their rotations to save their health for the post-season. But regardless of who is on the floor, the Bucks need to manage the Pacers inside.

The Bucks have size in Antetokounmpo and Lopez, but the Pacers do as well in Brissett and Sabonis. In two meetings with the Pacers, Milwaukee has outrebounded them by an average of 11.

Securing the interior is Milwaukee’s best opportunity to shut down the Pacers on both ends.

Bucks Key Player: (G) Jrue Holiday

While Bucks guard Jrue Holiday wasn’t brought in to be a game-changing scorer for the Bucks, he certainly has the ability to produce on that end.

In his last game, Holiday put up 15 points on five of 15 shooting from the field. He’ll always contribute on the defensive side though, collecting two steals.

Holiday needs to be an option as teams start to focus more on Antetokounmpo. With two great interior presences on Indiana, Holiday needs to be clinical in his opportunities from range.

IND: Close Out, Play Tough!

The Pacers were in a bit of a freefall, but have come together as of late and came away with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

While they’re not rife with stars, their collective defensive effort can be suffocating. In their last match against the Sixers, Indiana outrebounded their opponents by ten and held them to just 30.8% shooting from three.

The effort is there for Indiana, it’ll be a question of how well they can limit Milwaukee’s shooters.

Pacers Key Player: (G) Caris LeVert

When you think of the Indiana Pacers, you probably don’t think of them as a deadly perimeter attacking team. However, Caris LeVert has shown he’s more than capable of filling up the score sheet.

In his last game against the Sixers, LeVert posted 24 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in almost 40 minutes of play.

Finding offense will be a top priority for the Pacers in this game. Caris LeVert is probably their most capable option in that regard.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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