Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/9/14
Indiana Pacers (53-25) at Milwaukee Bucks (14-63)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSWI
The Indiana Pacers will look to sweep the Milwaukee Bucks when they meet for the fourth time this season on Wednesday.
The Pacers have been in a freefall lately, losing seven of their last nine games and losing ground to the Miami Heat for the first seed in the East. On the season, the Pacers average 96.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allow 92.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. However, the Pacers are averaging just 87.2 point of offense in their last five games. The Pacers have been held under 80 points in five of their last nine games. This is simply not the same Pacers team we saw earlier in the year to say the least. The Indiana Pacers are 35-42-1 ATS overall and 15-23 ATS on the road.
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The Bucks have lost 13 of their last 14 games and currently sit with the worst record in the NBA. On the season, the Bucks average 95 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allow 103.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Much like the Pacers, scoring has been a problem for the Bucks, as they’re averaging just 88.6 points in their last five games. The Bucks have only won three games since the beginning of March. The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-42 ATS overall and 16-22 ATS at home.
The Pacers are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 road games and 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Bucks are 19-39 ATS in their last 58 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings, while the home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
While the Pacers have been absolutely brutal SU and ATS over the last month, the Bucks don’t even want to win at this point in the season. It’s all about finishing with the worst record and getting more Ping-Pong balls for the NBA draft.
It’s crazy to take the Pacers and the chalk with the way they’ve been playing, but you almost have no choice in this matchup.