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Bucks at Pacers - 12/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks (12-21) at Indiana Pacers (18-12)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Indiana Pacers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, FSMW

The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers meet New Year’s Eve at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Milwaukee Bucks need a road win after losing six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 15.8 points and 3.6 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Greg Monroe is grabbing 9.6 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

Bucks at Pacers - 12/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Indiana Pacers look for a big win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.8 points and 7.7 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 14.6 points and 1.2 assists. George Hill is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.5 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six home games.

The Bucks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games. The Pacers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Bucks aren't consistent enough offensively to hang with a Pacers team that's playing solid ball and continues to show up big at home. Look for the Pacers to win this by double digits. 

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Indiana Pacers -6.5

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