Bucks vs Pacers NBA Odds, Preview & Pick

Bucks vs Pacers NBA Odds, Preview & Pick

February 12, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Milwaukee Bucks head to Indiana to battle the Pacers. Milwaukee has run away with the best record in the NBA. But the Pacers won’t sit back and allow the Bucks to dominate them. Can Milwaukee win and cover as a road favorite? Will Indiana step it up enough for a home win against the spread? Check out NBA odds, a preview, and a free pick for Bucks vs Pacers!

Bucks vs Pacers NBA Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: Bankers Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: Bucks / Pacers
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • ATS Odds: Bucks -2
  • Over/Under Odds: 222 ½

Why Milwaukee Bucks are a good bet -2

Although the Bucks offer higher odds to win the NBA title than either L.A. team, that should soon change. The more days that pass, the more NBA handicappers realize how dominant this team is. Milwaukee has a Golden State-like 46-7 record. They’re 22-3 SU in their last 25 games. The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games. They could scoff at the -2 spread and dominate the Pacers by 10 on Wednesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Points/G: 119.8
  • Field Goal %: 48.2
  • 3-Point %: 36.2
  • Free Throw %: 73.1
  • Rebounds/G: 52.1

Defense:

  • Points/G: 107.3
  • Field Goal %: 40.9
  • 3-Point %: 35.9
  • Free Throw %: 78.1
  • Rebounds/G: 46.0

Why Indiana Pacers are a good bet +2

Indiana is a decent basketball team. The Pacers are 31-23 SU. They have a 28-25-1 ATS record. Indiana plays well on both sides of the court. The team ranks third in field goal percentage, 47.7%. They rank in the Top 10 in 3 defensive categories: ninth in points allowed, 107.5, eighth in field goal percentage allowed, 44.9%, and eighth in 3-point percentage allowed, 34.7%. Indiana gets Milwaukee on their court. They can upset the Bucks on the moneyline.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Points/G: 109.6
  • Field Goal %: 47.7
  • 3-Point %: 36.6
  • Free Throw %: 78.8
  • Rebounds/G: 42.5

Defense:

    • Points/G: 107.5
    • Field Goal %: 44.9
    • 3-Point %: 34.7
    • Free Throw %: 79
    • Rebounds/G: 44.9

NBA Betting Trends for Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers

  • Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 on the road
  • Bucks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
  • Under is 5-0 in Bucks last 5 games as a favorite on the road
  • Pacers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 on Wednesday
  • Indiana is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 home games versus a team with a road winning % of greater than .600
  • Pacers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 at home.

Bucks vs Pacers Final NBA Betting Analysis

This game might be the most difficult to handicap this season. The reason? Giannis Antetokounmpo is taking a personal day. Without the reigning MVP on the court, the Bucks are a different team. How different?

Giannis leads Milwaukee in points, rebounds, and assists. Antetokounmpo had an 18-19-9 stat line in the last head-to-head matchup.  His absence means we must throw out every positive Milwaukee trend. But even though Giannis is out, it’s still difficult to back the Pacers.

Indiana has gone 1-5 ATS in their last 6. 3-of 5 straight up losses were to the New York Knicks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Brooklyn Nets. The Pacers have a better shot to win without Giannis on the court. They’re no lock, though. Expect Milwaukee to make a statement without the best player in the NBA.

NBA Free Pick:  Bucks -2