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Pacers battle vs Bucks highlights NBA odds

Milwaukee BucksIndiana Pacers
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Odds

16-15TEAM RECORD19-14

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 Saturday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers currently sports a record of 19-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 17-16 ATS. The Bucks are 16-15 and 15-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 14-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bucks have gone 14-17 against the number.

View Milwaukee vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Indiana opened as 5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 184 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pacers at No. 9 and the Bucks at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-93 result in favor of the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 91.2 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.3 PPG. The Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.9 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 115-101 loser as they battled the Rockets at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bucks endured a 115-101 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Brandon Jennings at Bradley Center.

The Pacers were a 94-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (169) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pacers endured a 94-75 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Tyler Hansbrough at TD Garden.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 1-9
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Bucks at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 5-8-3 ATS in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Phoenix, Tuesday, January 8
Indiana home to Miami, Tuesday, January 8