Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers - 3/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (31-40) at Milwaukee Bucks (35-36)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 186.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers travel to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
The Indiana Pacers were absolutely free-falling out of the playoff picture for a while there, but a 103-101 win over the Wizards last night has them back in the race. George Hill who is averaging 22 points over the last seven games had a monster game of 29 points, seven rebounds and nine assists while CJ Miles added 16 points as the Pacers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take down the Wizards. With the win, Indiana improved to 31-40 on the season which has them in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings, just behind Boston who own an identical record.
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Similarly, the Milwaukee Bucks were also able to arrest a six-game slide with a win on Tuesday, beating the Heat by 89-88 in an absolute thriller. Ersan Ilyasova led the team with 19 points and 11 rebounds while Giannis Antetokuonmpo added 16 points, but with the game on the line, it was Khris Middleton who caught the ball on a broken play and made the game-winning three pointer to push the Bucks over the line at the buzzer. With the win, Milwaukee improved to 35-36 on the season which gives them a two-game cushion over Miami who currently occupy the seventh spot in the Eastern standings.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Bucks are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Pacers have won two of three meetings this season including a 109-103 overtime decision in Indiana back on Mar. 12, so I'm expecting more of the same. Take the Pacers with the points in what should be a close game from start to finish.