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Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 5-2-24 Picks

Milwaukee Bucks (51-36) vs. Indiana Pacers (50-38)
May 2, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers -8.5; Over/Under: +215.5
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The Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers do battle in a crucial NBA playoffs Game 6 at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Here’s a Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks will have their eyes set on squaring up the series after making light work of the Pacers in a dominant 115-92 home win in Game 5 on Tuesday. Bobby Portis led the team with 29 points and 10 rebounds on 14 of 24 shooting, Khris Middleton added 29 points with 12 rebounds and five assists, Malik Beasley scored 18 points while Patrick Beverley chipped in with 13 points and 12 assists. As a team, the Bucks shot 52 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the 3-point line as they shook off a slow start and took control with a 30-17 second quarter, before they exploded for 34 points in the third quarter to push the lead out to 27 points at one stage.

Indiana Pacers

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers must have been looking past the Bucks as they just didn’t put up much of a fight in Game 5 on Tuesday. Tyrese Haliburton led the team in scoring with just 16 points and six assists, Myles Turner added 13 points on six of nine shooting while Andrew Nembhard and Pascal Siakam each scored 12 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 38 from the 3-point line as they got off to a decent start to take an early 10-point lead, but it didn’t last long at all as they just couldn’t keep pace once the Bucks woke up in the second quarter. TJ McConnell scored just six points on three of 10 shooting while Aaron Nesmith scored just seven points as he battled foul trouble all night.

Indiana Pacers Team Facts

  • The Pacers have won each of their last 10 games after losing as favorites.
  • The Pacers have covered the spread in each of their last nine games following a loss.
  • Each of the last seven games between the Bucks and Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse have gone OVER the total points line.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Facts

  • The Bucks have lost each of their last 15 games as road underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • The Bucks have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight games as underdogs against Central Division opponents following a win.
  • Each of the Bucks’ last eight night games against the Pacers following a home win have gone OVER the total points line.

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction

The Bucks will likely be shorthanded once again with Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo both listed as doubtful, while the Pacers are keeping an eye on Tyrese Haliburton, who is listed as questionable right now. There’s no way that the Pacers play as poorly as they did in Game 5, and they are back at home for this one. The line is a bit higher than I thought it would be, so I’m leaning towards the Bucks to fight for their season and keep this one close till the end.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Milwaukee +8.5

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