Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 11/16/2019 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 11/16/2019 – The Milwaukee Bucks (8-3) will be playing for their third straight win and sixth of their last seven games on Saturday against the Indiana Pacers (7-5) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Bucks, who opened as 5 points favorites on major sports betting platforms, are the league’s best offensive team at 120.27 points per game. The Pacers aren’t as explosive as the Bucks, but they boast a top-5 defense in the NBA at 104 points allowed per game.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 11/16/2019
Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 11/16/2019 Betting Odds
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
The Bucks are fresh from a 124-115 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied another monster stats line, finishing with 30 points on 13-for-24 shooting with 16 rebounds and 8 assists. Milwaukee also got a big lift from point guard Eric Bledsoe, who recorded 31 points and 8 assists.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (30.5 PPG, 14.5 RPG, 6.5 APG), Eric Bledsoe (17.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5.3 APG), Brook Lopez (10.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers’ four-game winning streak ended at the hands of James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Friday. Once again, Indiana’s highly productive bench mob kept them within striking distance most of the game, but there was no stopping the league’s leading scorer from overtaking in the payoff period. Starting forward Domantas Sabonis and reserve swingman Doug McDermott chipped in with 18 points each for the Pacers, who were held down to just 24 3PT%.
Players to Watch: Malcolm Brogdon (20.7 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 8.5 APG), Domantas Sabonis (19.8 PPG, 13.3 RPG, 3.9 APG), T.J. Warren (18.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 1.4 APG)
Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 11/16/2019 Betting Numbers
Milwaukee are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Indiana are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Khris Middleton SG Thigh is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Indiana
Jeremy Lamb SG Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
The Bucks should be the popular pick for NBA outright and NBA spreads betting given their hot record and reputation as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. One more reason why the Bucks seem like a sound choice is the Pacers’ injury situation. Indiana is currently missing the service of top star Victor Oladipo, chief shot-blocker Myles Turner and gunner Jeremy Lamb. Malcolm Brogdon’s back injury could also put him out in Saturday’s game, depriving the Pacers of their top scorer and playmaker.
Moneyline: The Bucks are a solid 5-2 SU on the road and 7-3 SU as the favorites. They also won last year’s regular-season series with Indiana, 3-1.
ATS: All four games last season between the Bucks and the Pacers ended in a blowout. Expect the same result on Saturday, with Milwaukee controlling the pace of the game from the get-go.
TOTALs: This game will go OVER the total, which opened at 226 points. The Bucks are the best offensive teams in the NBA while the Pacers aren’t a bad scoring team either as they exceeded 100 points in all 12 games.
Score Prediction: 120-111 Bucks