Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks in NBA odds tilt
Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Bucks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pacers in Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday in NBA action.
The Bucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 30-36-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pacers are 38-30 ATS. Milwaukee is 34-33 against the total, while Indiana is 32-36 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Pacers and the No. 13-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-95 win for the Pacers on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 21-ranked offense (94.4 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 20 at 100.1 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, less than the Bucks have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 99.4 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 98-90 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 98-90 loss against Atlanta on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Brandon Jennings in a losing effort at Philips Arena.
In their last action, Indiana was a 95-73 winner at home against the Magic. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pacers blew out Orlando on Tuesday, running up the score in a 95-73 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Bucks at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
Milwaukee is 5-9-3 ATS in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games
Indiana is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Indiana is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee home to Atlanta, Sunday, March 24
Indiana at Chicago, Saturday, March 23