Pacers at Bucks - 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 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSWI
The Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 43.5 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. David West is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Roy Hibbert is shooting 45.2 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers are coming off a last-second win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, and they have to keep winning if they hope to make the playoffs. The Pacers have allowed 100-plus points in six of their last eight games and are allowing 47.9 percent shooting in their last five games. Rodney Stuckey is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks also look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 13.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and O.J. Mayo is shooting 41.5 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to hold onto the sixth seed in the East despite shooting just 42.9 percent in their last five games. While the Bucks are struggling just like the Pacers lately, their last nine wins have come on their home court. Jared Dudley is questionable with a back injury.
The Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
In a game between two struggling teams, I lime the team that's had an extra day of rest and is at home. Give me the Bucks for the victory and cover of the small chalk.