Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Fiserv Forum)
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The Indiana Pacers head to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday in a for a game against the Bucks in a battle between two teams from the Eastern Conference. In their last game, the Pacers defeated the Sacramento Kings by the score of 119-105. T.J. Warren led the Pacers in points with 23, while shooting 10 of 16 from the field. T.J. McConnell led the Pacers in assists on night with 8 while playing a total of 22 minutes against the Kings. Domantas Sabonis led Indiana in rebounds in the game with 9, including 3 coming offensively.
With the win against Sacramento, Indiana moved to 20-9 on the season which places them in 2nd place in the Central Division. Malcolm Brogdon leads the Pacers in points per game and is scoring 18.7 points per game. Brogdon also leads the Pacers in assists per game with an average of 7.5. Domantas Sabonis has led the Pacers in rebounds per game so far this season as he has averaged 13.2 per game. Indiana enters Sunday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Domantas Sabonis and Jeremy Lamb are listed as day to day.
The Milwaukee Bucks welcome the Indiana Pacers to town on Sunday, but first must play the New York Knicks on Saturday. In their last game, the Bucks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by the score of 111-104. As is the norm for the Milwaukee Bucks their team was led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who scored 34 points on the night while shooting 11 of 25 from the field and 14 of 17 from the free throw line. Antetokounmpo also led Milwaukee in rebounds with 11, including 3 coming offensively. Antetokounmpo also led the Bucks in assists on the night with 7 while playing a total of 32 minutes against the Lakers.
On the year, the Milwaukee Bucks are now 25-4 and are currently in 1st place in the Central Division. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in points per game with 31.8 and in rebounds per game with 12.8. Eric Bledsoe leads the Bucks in assists per game as he has averaged 5.7 so far this season. The Bucks enter Saturday’s game against the Knicks with 3 players listed on their injury report as Dragan Bender is listed as out while Wesley Matthews and Giannis Antetokounmpo are listed as day to day.
The Indiana Pacers have scored an average of 109.4 points per game this season while allowing 104.2 points per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have scored 120.7 points per game while allowing 107.9 points per game. As of Saturday evening, the Bucks are 4-1 in their last 5 games while the Pacers are 5-0. In the first meeting between these two teams this season, the Bucks defeated the Pacers by the score of 102-83 in a game played in Indiana. I am going to go with Milwaukee to win this one as the Bucks have gone 3-0 in their last 3 games against the Pacers. I will also be going with the Bucks to cover the spread in this one as they have beaten the Pacers in their last 3 meetings by the average score of 108.33 to 92.67. Bucks win 117-105 and cover the spread.