Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 2/27/14
Milwaukee Bucks (11-45) at Indiana Pacers (42-13)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks invade Bankers Life Fieldhouse looking to beat the Indiana Pacers tonight.
The Bucks hast lost six of their last eight but will be looking to build on a 130-110 win at Philadelphia on Monday. OJ Mayo returned to form with seven three pointers on his way to a team-high 25 points, while Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points but this game was over before people finished their popcorn as the Bucks led by 73-44 going into halftime. With the win, Philadelphia improve to 11-45 on the season and 5-22 on the road where they had lost 10 straight before Monday.
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Meanwhile, the Pacers have won eight of their last 11 games and will be going for a third straight win after making light work of the Lakers last night. The Pacers' defense in the first half allowed the Lakers to score 54 points, but it was a game of two halves as the Pacers flipped the game on a 34-16 third quarter before cruising to a 118-98 win. Paul George led seven players in double figures while Evan Turner added 13 points in his debut as the newest Pacers recruit.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points, while the Pacers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win.
Head to head, the home team is 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings and the Bucks are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Indiana.
These teams last met on Saturday and it was the Pacers who broke out to a massive lead before allowing the Bucks to come back and keep the score respectable, but I'm expecting more of a clinical performance from the Pacers here. You should wait on the official line, but I'm liking the home team to cover almost any reasonable spread here.