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Pacers open as NBA underdog vs Bucks

Indiana PacersMilwaukee Bucks
March 24, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

27-19TEAM RECORD22-25

The Bucks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Pacers pay a visit to Bradley Center in NBA betting action.

The Bucks are 22-25 so far on the season, and 23-24 ATS vs. the number. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 27-19 and 21-25 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 30-16-1 and the Pacers go 21-24-1 on the totals.

View Indiana vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Pacers before tip-off in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs, while the total sits at 201.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 6 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 99-96.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 8 in the league with 43.3 per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Milwaukee is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 19 with 5.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.7 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 113-111 loser as they battled the Suns at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Danny Granger went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Phoenix defeated Indiana, 113-111 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Milwaukee was a 112-92 winner in its last match on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 204 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee cruised to victory on Friday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 112-92 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Pacers at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Indiana is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Indiana is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 19 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Miami, Monday, March 26
Milwaukee at New York, Monday, March 26