Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (21-17) at Indiana Pacers (20-19)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers do battle at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won four of their last six games and they will be looking to build on Saturday’s 110-103 win at Washington. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 34 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, Eric Bledsoe added 21 points while Khris Middleton chipped in with 20 points. Malcolm was reinserted into the starting lineup in place of Tony Snell and had himself 10 points with nine rebounds. As a team, the Bucks shot 48 percent from the field and seven of 22 from the three-point line as they came up big in the clutch, closing the game on a 12-4 run to win the game. With the win, Milwaukee improve to 21-17 overall and 8-10 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have been struggling lately but they were able to put a halt to a five-game skid with a 125-86 win over the Bulls on Saturday. Victor Oladipo returned from a four-game absence to lead the way with 23 points, nine assists and five steals, Damontas Sabonis added 22 points off the bench while TJ Leaf chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Pacers shot a healthy 55 percent from the field and 15 of 31 from the three-point line as they cruised to victory after blowing away the Bulls by 33-11 in the second quarter. With the much-needed win, Indiana improved to 20-19 overall and 12-9 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Meanwhile, the Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven hoem games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Indiana.
The Bucks have been in solid form and will be feeling pretty good after their win over the Wizards. The Pacers were really struggling for a while but they were able to steady the ship with a nice blowout win over the Bulls. The Bucks have been the more consistent team and they have covered in four of the last five meetings overall, including five of the last seven in Indiana. I’m sticking with the Bucks to get the win on the road.