Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Online Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
With the end of the NBA betting online season in sight, teams are doing all they can to secure a playoff seeding. Such is the case for the Milwaukee Bucks who are currently vying to maintain the East’s No. 7 seed. So in this evening’s Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers matchup, the Greek Freak & Co. will do all they can to knock off a higher-ranked opponent. Let’s take a look at what kind of sportsbook betting odds the Bucks are facing on the road this evening.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers – Monday, March 5th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks on the road this evening. The two-time All-Star will need a valiant effort to pick up the road win. Especially against a team that boasts a 21-11 record at home. All in all the bucks come into this matchup sporting a 34-29 record that ranks them 3rd in the Central Division. Moreover it ranks them 7th in the conference. The Bucks currently have a 1-game lead over the 8th-seeded Miami Heat. However, Milwaukee has a comfier 4-game lead over the 9th-seeded Detroit Pistons. Clearly the Bucks have a bit of leeway in the conference. But they shouldn’t get too comfortable. Especially since a win against the Pacers this evening can certainly help the Bucks land a playoff spot.
So how well do these two teams matchup against each other? Thanks to Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe, Antetokounmpo’s Bucks rank 15th in scoring. Nevertheless, they’ll be going up against the Pacers’ 12th ranked offense and 10th ranked defense. Since Milwaukee ranks 13th in points allowed, it’s safe to say that Indiana has the all-around advantage this evening. Notwithstanding that advantage, the evening’s NBA betting online odds are giving the Bucks a fighting chance this evening.
Behind Victor Oladipo’s All-Star season, the Pacers enter this evening’s matchup with a 36-27 record. Right now the Pacers rank 2nd in the Central Division but 4th in the Eastern Conference. While they’re not necessarily close to reaching the No. 1 spot, Indiana is pretty confident they’ll make this year’s playoffs. Unfortunately for the Pacers, Oladipo is their only player scoring more than 20 points per game. Bojan Bogdanovic and Myles Turner are 2nd and 3rd in scoring For Indiana respectively, but they’re only putting up around 14 points a pop. With that in mind, it’s looking like Indiana can expect another first round dismissal in the playoffs. That’s exactly what they’ve seen the last two years running.
As for tonight’s matchup, it’s clear Indiana has the upper hand. Not only do the Pacers enjoy a statistical advantage over the Bucks, they’ll be getting the home court advantage this evening as well. That said, NBA bettors can line up some nice parlay and picks off of tonight’s pairing.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Picks
It’s pretty obvious that the Pacers will be coming out on top tonight. Milwaukee is in the midst of a slump and the betting trends make it pretty obvious. Luckily for NBA bettors, the odds available on Indiana aren’t steep whatsoever. Sign up now to jump on those eye-catching odds!
Score Prediction: 109-105 Indiana. The Pacers get it done at home and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be OVER this evening.