Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks - 3/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (31-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (25-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +2 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers invade the Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
The Pacers have lost four of their last five and their last three straight following Monday's 100-96 loss at Cleveland. Monta Ellis hasn't been playing anywhere near his best this season, but he played well to finish with a team-high 28 points while Paul George added 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists but it still wasn't enough to get past the Cavaliers who were led by 33 points from LeBron James. The Pacers will be disappointed with the loss, but it was somewhat of a moral victory for them as they were able to push the Conference-leading Cavs right to the brink for the third time this season.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have won five of their last eight games and are coming off a 128-121 win over the Rockets in a shootout on Monday. Jabari Parker led the way with a monster night of 36 points while Khris Middleton added 30 points, but the highlight of the night was actually Giannis Antetokounmpo who stuffed the stat sheet with a triple-double of 18 points, 17 rebounds, 11 assists, four steals and two blocks. Despite the win, Milwaukee remains at just 25-35 on the season which has them six games out of eighth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record, while the Bucks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 against the Eastern Conference.
Head to head, the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Milwaukee.
The Pacers looked pretty good despite losing to the Cavs in their last outing, but these young Bucks have been streaky lately and I ge the feeling that they can pull off the minor upset at home tonight after what I saw from them in their latest win.