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The OVER is Worth a Look in Pacers-Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have their work cut out for them to reach the playoffs, but Jason Kidd’s crew are moving up the ladder in the Eastern Conference thanks to four straight victories to sit a half-game behind the Chicago Bulls for the eighth and final postseason spot. The Bucks welcome the sixth-seeded Indiana Pacers to town tonight, where sportsbooks opened them as 3.5-point faves with an OVER/UNDER of 208.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 5-2 SU in their last seven games on the road against the Bucks.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Bucks' last five games with one day off between games.
  • The Bucks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games as home favorites.

Milwaukee’s defense has been stellar lately, as the Bucks have held each of their last three opponents to under 100 points. The Bucks are allowing an average of 96.5 points per game in their last four, and this will be the first matchup in a key back-to-back as they face Minnesota in Wisconsin tomorrow.

Paul George has been absolutely on fire of late, which is not good news for Bucks bettors. The superstar is 34 of 56 from the field in Indy’s last three contests.

OVER bettors love seeing the Bucks and Pacers do battle, as six of the last eight meetings between the teams have gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Milwaukee Bucks opened as -3.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 208 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

A 105-100 result in favor of the Bucks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Bucks sport a record of 30-33 and 27-36 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Indiana Pacers sit at 33-31 and 30-34 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 37-26 for the Milwaukee Bucks and 31-33 for the Indiana Pacers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Indiana injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-rated Milwaukee Bucks and the No. 18-rated Pacers in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Indiana Pacers rank No. 26 in the league with 41.78 per game. That compares with Milwaukee's No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Milwaukee is the NBA's No. 23-ranked team at 8.57 per game, while the Indiana Pacers rate No. 24 with 8.56 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana earned a 115-98 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Paul George at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Knicks were burned for 32 points by Giannis Antetokounmpo on Wednesday as the Bucks picked up a 104-93 win at Bradley Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Indiana is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 9 games
  • Indiana is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Miami, Sunday, March 12th
Milwaukee home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 11th