Pacers vs. Bucks - 3/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (33-30) at Indiana Pacers (29-34)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 185.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSMW
The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers meet Thursday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 13.6 points and 6.1 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 12.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and O.J. Mayo is shooting 41.8 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a Wednesday win over the Orlando Magic but now go on the road where they’ve lost six straight games. The Bucks are averaging just 91.4 points in their last five games. Jerryd Bayless is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Indiana Pacers look to build on their six-game winning streak. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96 points on 43.3 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 13.8 points and 4.5 assists while Rodney Stuckey is averaging 12.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. David West is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Solomon Hill is shooting 39.7 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers are allowing just 37 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. Because of that elite defense, the Pacers find themselves currently in the seventh seed in the East standings. C.J. Miles is questionable with a foot injury.
The Bucks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
This is a big game as far as playoff position is concerned, and the Bucks have to start playing to their ability eventually. I like the value of the points here.