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Pacers Are a Solid Wager When Tabbed as Faves

With Victor Oladipo in the fold, the Indiana Pacers are a completely different-looking team and the results speak for themselves. Oladipo and the Pacers will have their hands full against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

MyBookie opened the Bucks as 1.5-point road underdogs with a total of 214.

Shark Bites
  • The Bucks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against teams with winning records.
  • The Bucks are 0-4 SU in their last four games against their division on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Pacers’ last nine games vs divisional opponents.

Without Oladipo, the Pacers averaged 95 points per game while dropping five straight, but the offense came back into form with the 25-year-old in the lineup in a 125-86 thumping of the Chicago Bulls on Saturday to snap the losing streak. Indy shot 55.8 percent from the floor and knocked down 15 three-pointers in the triumph.

Antetokounmpo collected 34 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists while logging 41 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back in Saturday’s 110-103 victory at Washington. These teams collided last week which resulted in a 122-101 win by the Bucks, but Oladipo didn’t suit up in that one. Point guard Eric Bledsoe was held to seven points in 28 minutes in the Milwaukee win, while Khris Middleton collected 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting.

When the Pacers have been tabbed as favorites, they’ve been worth the price both straight up and against the spread. In Indiana’s last 20 as faves, they’re 17-3 SU and 15-5 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 2-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 215 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

A 110-108 result in favor of the Pacers is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana Pacers bring a 20-19 record (21-18 ATS) to the battle against the 21-17 Milwaukee Bucks, who are 18-17-3 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Indiana Pacers go 17-21-1 so far and the Milwaukee Bucks go 25-12-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Pacers sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bucks are at No. 9 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Milwaukee Bucks rank No. 30 in the league with 38.53 per game. That compares with Indiana's No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Indiana is the NBA's No. 20-ranked team at 9.72 treys per game, while the Milwaukee Bucks rate No. 27 with 8.71 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee got 34 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo en route to a 110-103 victory over Washington on Saturday at Capitol One Arena.

Indiana cruised to victory on Saturday, running Chicago out of the gym and running up a 125-86 score at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 18 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Indiana is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Indiana is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
  • Indiana is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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Indiana home to Miami, Wednesday, January 10