Milwaukee Bucks (34-29) at Indiana Pacers (36-27)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -3 -- Over/Under: 208.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers meet Monday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use another win after losing five of their last seven games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.1 points and four assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won four of their last six road games.
The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 24 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 13.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-11-2 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Central and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pacers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 Monday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
You have to question just how much the Milwaukee Bucks have left in the tank after playing such a crazy game last night against the 76ers in which they overcame a 20-point and a 19-point hole. It's not easy to get up for a game after such an emotional rollar coaster. The Indiana Pacers continue to play consistent basketball and are really explosive offensively at home. The Pacers are also 9-4 ATS this season when a favorite under four points. I'll lay the bucket with the home team here.