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Pointspread favors Pacers in battle with Bucks

Milwaukee BucksIndiana Pacers
11-45February 27, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse43-13

Indiana will look to improve on its 43-13 record on Thursday when they host Milwaukee in NBA odds action at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Supporters of the Bucks have seen them go 11-45 and 23-33 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 43-13 and 33-22-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 24-30-2, while the Bucks are 30-26.

View Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Pacers in this one found them as -14.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 197 at Bovada.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-rated Pacers and the No. 28-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-81 win for the Pacers on Thursday.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 130-110 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Bucks covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 240 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Bucks on Monday as Milwaukee blasted the 76ers 130-110 at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 19-ranked offense (99.12 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.05 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 45.32% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (42.56% on average).

A few Bucks at Pacers trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Indiana is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Brooklyn, Saturday, March 1st
Indiana at Boston, Saturday, March 1st