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Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 4-30-24 Picks

Indiana Pacers (50-37) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (50-36)
April 30, 2024 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +4.5; Over/Under: +216.5
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The Indiana Pacers and the Milwaukee Bucks duke it out in Game 5 at the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night. Here’s a Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are now just one game away from moving onto the next round after blowing past the Bucks in a 126-113 win in Game 4 on Sunday. Myles Turner led the team with 29 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Tyrese Haliburton added 24 points on eight of 16 shooting while Andrew Nembhard chipped in with 15 points and nine assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 51 percent from the field and a sizzling 22 of 43 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Bucks in a free-flowing closely contested first half, before they went on a crucial 9-0 run in the third quarter to start to pull away. The Pacers also got support from their bench players with Obi Toppin chipping in with 13 points in 17 minutes of action while TJ McConnell chipped in with eight points and eight assists.

Milwaukee Bucks

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks are now hoping to avoid to stave off elimination after getting routed by the Pacers in a crucial Game 4. Brook Lopez led the team with 27 points on 12 of 18 shooting, Khris Middleton added 25 points with 10 rebounds and five assists while Malik Beasley chipped in with 20 points on eight of 12 shooting, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Bucks shot 51 percent from the field and 12 of 33 from the 3-point line as they showed plenty of fight to hang in the contest with 64 points in the first half, only to go cold in the third quarter to allow the Pacers to run away with it. The Bucks’ starters did a decent job early in the contest, but the Bucks needed more from their bench, as no reserve player scored more than eight points.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Facts

  • The Bucks have won each of their last nine home games against Central Division opponents following a loss.
  • The underdogs have covered the spread in seven of the Bucks’ last eight games at Fiserv Forum.
  • Eight of the Bucks’ last nine playoff games have gone OVER the total points line.

Indiana Pacers Team Facts

  • The Pacers have lost each of their last eight Eastern Conference First Round road games following a win.
  • The Pacers have covered the spread in each of their last 10 Tuesday road games.
  • Eight of the Pacers’ last nine games have gone OVER the total points line.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction

The Pacers are keeping an eye on Tyrese Haliburton, who is questionable due to back spasms, while the Bucks are still missing Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Pacers well and truly hold all the momentum in this series, and they expectedly made it look easy against the shorthanded Bucks on Sunday. With the series shifting back to Milwaukee, I am sure we are going to see a better performance from the Bucks at home, but those injuries hit them at just the wrong time and I think their season ends here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Indiana -4.5

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