Bucks vs Pacers Series Odds

NBA Playoffs 2024: Bucks vs Pacers First Round Preview, Betting Odds

The stage is set for a thrilling first-round Eastern Conference NBA Playoff matchup as the upstart Indiana Pacers take on the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo's recent calf injury casts a shadow over the Bucks ability to contend for their second NBA Championship in three years. Meanwhile, the Pacers will be brimming with confidence after dominating the season series.

Let's dive into all the latest Bucks vs Pacers NBA playoff series odds.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Series Winner Odds

Milwaukee Bucks+118
Indiana Pacers-144

With so much uncertainty surrounding the health of Giannis, the Bucks are now underdogs despite being the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Milwaukee was upset by the Miami Heat in the first round of last year's playoffs, after Giannis Antetokounmpo missed time with a back injury. Giannis' health is set to disrupt yet another Bucks playoff run. Due to the injury to their all-world superstar, the Bucks vs Pacers series line has moved significantly in Indiana's favor.

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Bucks vs pacers Series Schedule

GameDateTime (ET)Arena
Game 1April 21, 20247 p.m.Fiserv Forum
Game 2April 22, 20247 p.m.Fiserv Forum
Game 3April 25, 20247 p.m.Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Game 4April 27, 20241 p.m.Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Game 5 (If Necessary)April 30, 2024TBDFiserv Forum
Game 6 (If Necessary)May 3, 2024TBDGainbridge Fieldhouse
Game 7 (If Necessary)May 5, 2024TBDFiserv Forum

Milwaukee had a significant home court advantage this season, going 31-11 at Fiserv Forum.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Series Total Games Odds

Total GamesOdds
4 Games+350
5 Games+280
6 Games+195
7 Games+240

Oddsmakers have game six highlighted as the most likely ending to this first round series. However, seven of the last 12 Bucks playoff series have ended within five games. With Milwaukee emerging victorious in five of those bouts.

Indiana's last two trips to the postseason have each ended in first round sweeps. The Pacers make their first appearance in the postseason since 2019-20 when they lost to the Miami Heat.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Series Prediction Odds

Series OutcomeOdds
Milwaukee Bucks 4-0+2100
Milwaukee Bucks 4-1+750
Milwaukee Bucks 4-2+650
Milwaukee Bucks 4-3+390
Indiana Pacers 4-0+460
Indiana Pacers 4-1+550
Indiana Pacers 4-2+370
Indiana Pacers 4-3+1000

Milwaukee to win the series at 4-2 at +650 looks juicy.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 2023-24 Spread and Total Betting History

DateSpread & Score ResultTotal Points & Result
November 9, 2023Milwaukee 124 (-1) @ Indiana 126  Pacers CoverO/U 239.5  (250 OVER)
December 7, 2023Indiana 119 (-5) @ Milwaukee 128 Bucks CoverO/U 257 (237 UNDER)
December 13, 2023Indiana 140 @ Milwaukee 126 (-6.5) Pacers CoverO/U 266 (258 OVER)
January 1, 2024Indiana 122  @ Milwaukee 113 (-8) Pacers CoverO/U 262 (235 UNDER)
January 3, 2024Milwaukee 130 (-3.5) @ Indiana 142 Pacers CoverO/U 257.5 (272 OVER)

Expect to see points scored in bunches, as two brutal defenses go head-to-head. Eight of the last 10 Bucks-Pacers matchups have flown OVER the total. Astronomically high totals could see UNDERS become a profitable play in this series.

Milwaukee was brutal against the spread this year, going 19-23 at home and 16-24 on the road this season. While the Pacers were a bettors dream going 44-36-3 ATS.

Milwaukee Bucks Player To Watch: Damian Lillard


Can Dame conjure up the magic of playoffs past and carry the Bucks to the second round?

He's clearly lost a step and isn't nearly as adept at getting his shot off. Lillard shot an ugly 32% from the field against Indiana this year, and he'll have to find a way to compensate for the loss of Antetokounmpo against a Pacers team that can shoot the lights out. At this point in his career, can Dame Time really go blow-for-blow with Tyrese Haliburton and Indiana? We'll soon find out.

Indiana Pacers Player To Watch: Tyrese Haliburton


A second-time NBA All-Star this year, Haliburton lit up the Bucks in the regular season. He'll simply look to continue that momentum into the playoffs.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Odds To Win Eastern Conference

TeamOdds To Win East
Milwaukee Bucks+800
Indiana Pacers+2400

Without knowing more about the status of Giannis Antentokounmpo's calf, betting on the Bucks to win the Eastern Conference is risky business.

Odds To Win NBA Championship

TeamOdds To Win NBA Finals
Milwaukee Bucks+1600
Indiana Pacers+8000

Once thought of as genuine NBA Championship contenders, the Bucks have fallen off the pace.

Swapping Doc Rivers for Adrian Griffin mid-season hasn't worked as Milwaukee's faltered down the stretch. The offense is often discombobulated, and their once legendary defense has nosedived after trading Jrue Holiday for Lillard in the off-season. Now, the Bucks will be without their best player for at least the start of the playoffs. With all the odds stacked against them, I can't lay any money on Milwaukee to win it all.

While the Pacers are an interesting young team, they still need a few years, and at least one more major piece before they can be seen as true contenders.

Expert Prediction: Indiana Pacers to Win Series 4-2 (+370)

Pascal Siakam and Tyrese Haliburton give the Pacers the one-two punch necessary to give Milwaukee fits in this series. With Giannis set to miss time, it's tough to lay anything on the Bucks.

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