Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers - 11/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (2-2) at Milwaukee Bucks (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday night in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for their first road win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 110 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Myles Turner is averaging 18 points and 1.3 assists. Thaddeus Young is the third double-digit scorer and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.8 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost five of their last eight regular season road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks also look for a strong victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 101.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 23.3 points and 9.5 rebounds while Jabari Parker is averaging 15.3 points and two assists. Matthew Dellavedova is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Monroe is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost six of their last nine home games.
The Pacers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and the road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Pacers have won five of the last seven meetings against the Bucks and have the offense to put all types of pressure on Milwaukee's defense. I'm still not sold on the Bucks turning things around this season, as their defense hasn't lived up to expectations and the offense goes through droughts. The Pacers are simply the better team here and should be able to get the job done on the road.